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Certified Paraoptometric Exam

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

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

3. A topical anesthetic.

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

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

6. Provide a bigger field of vision.

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

8. A mid-index lens material that is thinner than glass or CR-39 - free from distortion and aberration and able to be used as a safety lens.

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

10. Downward and inward

11. The Examination of the inside of the eye.

12. Protected health Information

13. 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.

14. What does a tonometer measure?

15. Drop

16. Right eye (OD)

17. What are cycloplegic drugs used for?

18. Supplies most of the tears to the eye.

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

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

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

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

23. 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.

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

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

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

27. The distance between the center of the pupil of each eye.

28. As needed

29. The lifeline into and out of the practice.

30. Outward

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

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

33. Provides nutrients for the lens and posterior cornea.

34. The interior portion of the eyeball that may be seen on ophthalmoscopy.

35. Inward

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

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

38. The smallest unit of lens measure.

39. Tropicamide - Atropine - Scopolamine - Phenylephrine

40. Proparacaine - Tetracaine - Cocaine

41. 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.

42. Dilators

43. 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.

44. By mouth

45. Upward and inward

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

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

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

49. 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.

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