American Board Of Opticianry Certification Need to Know Skills
Learn how to sign up and study for 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. There are also great study materials on Amazon.
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! Hyperopic, 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