Pass The American Board Of Opticianry Certification Examination Techniques And Tools

by admin on 17/05/2009

Learn how to sign up and pass the American Board of Opticianry Certification Examination.  Without this first step, becoming an Optician is literally impossible as one needs to pass this first test to become certified.  If one would like to be come licensed, then a second test is necessary which is open book and performance based.

In order to sign up for the American Board of Opticianry Certification examination, one needs to contact the ABO. From there, request certification testing paperwork in order to take the exam, and while on the telephone, also request study materials.  For the most part, most of what is located on covers what is needed for the certification examination.  Any more that is needed comes from hands on working with opticians in a laboratory setting in an apprenticeship making eyewear and selling/fitting patients for eyewear on the retail floor or doctor’s office.

There are certain things one needs to know prior to taking the American Board of Opticianry Certification Examination.  These items that need to be studied have to do with everything from the electromagnetic spectrum to ANSI Standards for eyewear and mathematical calculations such as prism and transposing.  For the most part, the person attempting to pass the American Board of Opticianry Certification Examination needs to have some sort of foundation in optical/eyeglasses work under the guides of an Optician.  The reason for this is that the test is more than simply book knowledge.  It is also situational with many what if this and that occurs.

Finally following and remembering some very important concepts and rules in the world of optics is key to successfully becoming a certified or licensed Optician.  Below theories and examples will be provided that will hopefully assist anyone with the certification examination as the licensing examination consists of the same items with much more mathematics such as trigonometry and hands on usage of the lensmeter which won’t be covered here.

Know Your Metrics Measurements

How To Transpose An Eyewear Prescription

What Is And How To Calculate Prism

Change a Bifocal Prescription To A Single Vision Prescription

What is Anisometropia & Antimetropia?

Name That Prescription!  Hyeropic, Myopic or Both

What Exactly Is Astigmatism?

How To Detect Abnormal Pupillary Reaction or Marcus Gunn

How To Use Progressive Multifocal Lenses

How to Use Bifocal Lenses

How To Read a Snellen Eye Chart

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

vicki sterner March 29, 2011 at 05:38

it is possible to take the test online i am already a nj licensed optician and want to take this test too.

admin April 15, 2011 at 05:37

I don’t believe the test is available online, but now it is available to take via computer, not paper

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