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What Opticians Need to Know About Ophthalmology

Debra Bennett

Debra Bennett has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.

Course Description

Ophthalmology is the specialized field of medicine focusing on the eye which encompasses the anatomy, physiology, diseases and treatments that affect the eye. This course gives information regarding classifications in ophthalmology, as well as the many optical conditions and tests related to the ophthalmic side of a practice. For many advanced opticians, this course will be a refresher. For those opticians new to the optical field, this course will provide a great overview of ophthalmology as a whole.

Course Objectives

  • Establish a better overall understanding of the specialized field of medicine called ophthalmology
  • Compare the exams and duties found in the ophthalmic arena of the filed
  • Recognize cross-training opportunities
  • Utilize the concept of “concierge”, as well as triage and maintenance

Course Assessment

There is a 40-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NLCE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.