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Certified Paraoptometric Exam

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Computer-assisted method of mapping the surface curvature of the cornea.






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






3. Outward






4. A group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in the vision loss and blindness. It occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises.






5. 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.






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






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






8. What's it called when the cornea thins and bulges forward?






9. A layer located behind the retina and absorbs unused radiation.






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






11. 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.






12. Proparacaine - Tetracaine - Cocaine






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






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






15. The light sensitive part of the eye.






16. A topical anesthetic.






17. Its purpose: Improve the portability and continuity of health insurance overage - improve access to long-term care services and coverage - to simplify administrative care.






18. Right eye (OD)






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






20. Layers in the cornea






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






22. Associated with aging and results in damaging sharp and central vision.






23. Which type of lens will have the same power in all areas of the lens?






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






25. The measure of the finest detail the eye may detect.






26. A test that measures the pressure inside your eye - which is called intraocular pressure.






27. Upward and inward






28. Dilators






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






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






31. What does a tonometer measure?






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






33. Tropicamide - Atropine - Scopolamine - Phenylephrine






34. Constrictors






35. Glaucoma causes...






36. What are plus lenses used to correct?






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






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






39. The lifeline into and out of the practice.






40. A paralysis of the ciliary muscle - so accommodation can't occur.






41. At bedtime






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






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






44. The Optothalmic examination of the eye by use of a slit lamp and a magnifying lens.






45. Supplies most of the tears to the eye.






46. Inward






47. The system for sorting and assigning priorities for medical treatment based on the urgency of the systems.






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






49. The part of the retina responsible for sharp - clear vision.






50. Downward and diagonally