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Certified Paraoptometric Exam

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  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. Dilators






2. What does a tonometer measure?






3. A lens with no power.






4. Constrictors






5. When the vision in one of the eyes is reduced because the eye and the brain aren't working together properly. The eye itself may look normal - but it's not being used normally because the brain is favoring the other eye.






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






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






8. Upward and inward






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






10. 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.






11. Proparacaine - Tetracaine - Cocaine






12. Layers in the cornea






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






14. What are plus lenses used to correct?






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






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






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






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






19. The light sensitive part of the eye.






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






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






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






23. Glaucoma causes...






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






25. The smallest unit of lens measure.






26. The chart most often used to measure acuity at distance.






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






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






29. Laser-based - non contact - noon invasive imaging technique.






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






31. Tropicamide - Atropine - Scopolamine - Phenylephrine






32. What are used to treat dry eyes?






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






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






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






36. Protected health Information






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






38. Upward and diagonally






39. What lens material is the easiest to break?






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






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






42. Drop






43. If a patient claims to have pain in the ye but does not have any other symptoms - when do you schedule them for an appointment?






44. Downward and diagonally






45. Provides nutrients for the lens and posterior cornea.






46. A topical anesthetic.






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






48. Involves an imbalance in the positionig of the two eyes. I can cause the eys to cross in or tuyrn out. It's cause by a lack of coordination between the eyes.






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






50. What is the primary function of the inferior rectus muscle?