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Certified Paraoptometric Exam

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1. The result of the refraction depends on the patient's ability to discern changes in clarity. This process relies on the cooperation of the Patient.

2. The distance from the back surface of the lens to the front of the eye.

3. One type of contact lens is applied after waking and removed before going to sleep.

4. When water is retained and swelling occurs in the cornea.

5. What does a tonometer measure?

6. Layers in the cornea

7. At bedtime

8. Two instruments are used to test patient blood pressure.

9. The creation of a photograph of the interior surface of the eye.

10. What provides the major refractive power of the eye?

11. What are cycloplegic drugs used for?

12. The gel that fills the eye and allows it to maintain its shape. Also serves as a clear pathway for light when it travels from the lens to the retina.

13. As needed

14. Refers to imaging by section or sectioning - through the use of any kind of penetrating wave.

15. A method of determining the state of refraction of the eye by illumination the retina with a mirror and observing the direction of movement of the retinal illumination and adjacent shadow when the mirror is turned.

16. Right eye (OD)

17. Tropicamide - Atropine - Scopolamine - Phenylephrine

18. Swelling or infection of the membrane lining the eyelids or Conjunctiva.

19. What is the frame height - the most vertical dimension of the lens opening also known as?

20. What are used to treat dry eyes?

21. A jelly-like subastance located in the anterior chamber.

22. Increases visual acuity because it reduces internal lens reflections.

23. The two main types of filing systems.

24. Surgical removal of the lens - usually replaced with a plastic intraocular lens.

25. Measurement of the form and curvature of the cornea.

26. Upward and diagonally

27. The lifeline into and out of the practice.

28. The entire area that can be seen when the eye is directed forward including that which is seen with peripheral vision.

29. The procedure using ultraviolet radiation from a laser to remove tissue.

30. Diabetic patients may have vision loss due to...

31. The light sensitive part of the eye.

32. A broken blood vessel between the sclera and conjunctiva.

33. Back vertex power which includes sphere and cylinder power.

34. An ophthalmic stain - available in liquid form and is the most commonly used ophthlmic dye.

35. This is the pathway between the ye and the brain along which the signals produced by the retina travel to the brain.

36. A complication of diabetes - progressive damage to the blood vessels of the retina.

37. The portion of the optic nerve that is formed by the meeting of all retinal nerve fibers.

38. Controls the focusing power of the eye by changing the shape of the lens.

39. Transparent covering of the eye that lies between the eyelid and front of the eye.

40. Is a clouding of the eye's lens and is the leading cause of blindness.

41. What lens material is the easiest to break?

42. Corrects one eye for distance and the other eye for near and can be used to correct presbyopia.

43. By mouth

44. The nerve center of the eye where light is converted into an electrical signal that travels along the optic nerve to the brain.

45. Computer-assisted method of mapping the surface curvature of the cornea.

46. Located behind the pupil - and is the secondary mechanism of focus - adjusting the amount of focus the light image requires before it reaches the retina.

47. The ability to maintain visual focus on an object with both eyes creating a single visual image.

48. Dilators

49. A test that allows a doctor to see inside the back of the eye and other structures using a magnifying instrument and a light source.

50. What is the name for the part of the frame that connects the two eyewires?