Course Summary
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Multiple choice examination is offered through Pearson VUE Test Centers globally and the Performance Test is given at specific meetings and at the IJCAHPO headquarters.
3 hours
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 advanced ophthalmics
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 optics and refractometry
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 4 advanced practicum
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 5 advanced ophthalmic assessment
This exam is recommended for a total of 15 semester hours in the upper-division


This 3-hour, 190 item computer administrated covers the scope of practice of an ophthalmic technician. Candidates must also pass a computer-simulated skill evaluation in five areas. One hour is allotted to complete the Performance Test.

Skills Measured:

History and Documentation; Visual Assessment; Visual Field Testing; Pupil Assessment; Tonometry; Keratometry; Ocular Motility Testing; Lensometry; Refraction, Retinoscopy and Refinement; Biometry; Supplemental Testing; Microbiology; Pharmacology; Surgical Assisting; Ophthalmic Patient Services and Education; Optics and Spectacles; Contact Lenses; Ophthalmic Imaging; Photography and Videography; Equipment Maintenance and Repair; Medical Ethics, Legal and Regulatory; COMT Performance Test Skill Areas: Measure patient’s ocular motility using prism and cover test at a distance. Perform manual lensometry: Identify and measure prism. Perform fundus photography and identify fluorescein angiography phases. Measure, compare, and evaluate pupil function at a distance. Evaluate versions and ductions, identifying any abnormalities. There is no time limit on each of the individual tasks
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