The National Academyof OpticiaNryOFFERS THIS SELECTION OFEXAM PREPARATIONMATERIALFOR THENational Certifying Examfor Spectacle Dispensersand theNational Certifying Examfor Contact Lens Dispensers
Exam Preparation Home Study Courses forSpectacle and Contact Lens Dispensers* Comprehensive Preparatory/Not a Review* Indispensable Study Guides with Proven Results* Workbooks and Audio CDs* Assumes Minimal Optical Background* Hundreds of Practice Test Questions* Illustrations, Tables, Practice Exercises* Clearly Written ExplanationsExam Preparation Home Study Courses forSpectacle and Contact Lens DispensingCOURSE CONTENTSExam Preparation for Spectacle DispensersExam Preparation for Contact Lens DispensersPart 1: Anatomy & PhysiologyPart 2: Basic Optical PrinciplesPart 3: Lens Form & AnalysisParts 4-5: Lens Materials & Coatings/Multifocal DesignsPart 6: Ophthalmic FramesPart 7-8: Instrumentation/Regulations & StandardsPart 1: Basic Contact Lens DesignPart 2: Optical Principles of Contact LensesPart 3: Fitting & VerificationPart 4: Anatomical ConsiderationsPart 5: Advanced TechniquesPart 6: Modification & DeliveryGENERAL INFORMATIONComprehensive Preparation/Not a ReviewPractice TestsThese are comprehensive, proven exam preparation coursesfor the national certification exams in opticianry. Thecourses assume minimal optical background, start from thebeginning, then clearly and methodically follow through tocover the material you need to succeed on your exam.The material is contained in six workbooks containingover 150 practice test questions. The questions enable thestudent to determine how well he/she has learned the information, assessing strengths and indicating where furtherreview might be needed.Audio CDs and WorkbooksCertificate of CompletionThrough the use of workbooks and audio CDs, the coursessimulate a classroom environment. The material consistsof a combination of lecture, sample testing, and reviewand makes abundant use of illustrations, tables, and clearlywritten explanations.Course graduates who are successful in passing theirnational or state board exam will be issued a certificate ofcompletion suitable for framing. An exam result form isincluded as part of the course material.
EXAM PREPARATION MATERIALSReview ToolsSPECTACLE EXAMOphthalmic Dispensing Review Book* (revised 2007) 47 members 69 nonmembersCertification Exam Review Book* (revised 2007) 35 members 59 nonmembersCertification Exam Math Review Book* (revised 2007) 35 members 59 nonmembers 89 members 149 nonmembers 60 members 87 nonmembersCertification Exam Review Tutorial (2012) 80 members 149 nonmembersPure Optics (2006) 84 members 119 nonmembersTOPS (2012) 80 members 149 nonmembersBasic Opticians Tutorial (2009) 80 members 149 nonmembersExam Review 2 Disc DVD Set (2010) 175 members 250 nonmembersHundreds of questions with answers & explanations. Questions are arranged in the same domains as on the exam & in the Dispensing Opticians JobAnalysis. This is a great self assessment tool.This book covers basic optical theory, structure & function of the eye, lens fabrication, measurements, frame selection, prescription analysis & interpretation, prisms, multifocal application, ordering & verifying, and national standards. Q & A at the end of each section is for self assessment.Easy to understand with exercises throughout, this book teaches how to solve math problems related to prescription optics. Includes metric conversions.*Purchase the Spectacle Review Set and SaveAll three books listed aboveNAO Flash Cards (2011)This is a 485 card set with 470 questions (answers and brief explanations are on the back of each card). Also included are test taking tips, explanations of domains of knowledge, and references. The set combines the most pertinent questions and information from all the books in NAO’s popularSpectacle Review Set. This is a great tool for review and self assessment.Teaching ToolsMore of a teaching tool than a review. Starting with tips on taking the exam through a well developed glossary, this book covers all of the topics youwill need to master to successfully complete the Exam.An Exam Prep tool & more covering physical optics * anatomy & physiology * refraction * geometric optics * prescription analysis *lens options &aberrations * frame/lens cosmesis * dispensing theory * prism applications * standards. Q & A after each chapter.The TOPS Manual is back! A long-standing preferred exam preparation tool, the TOPS Dispensing Manual will also train you, the professionaldispenser, to take advantage of innovations in the optical industry so you can increase your knowledge, improve patient care, gain a competitive edge,and increase profits. This manual covers the technical information you need to sharpen your skills and better meet your patients’ diverse needs.Because the Domains of Knowledge contained in the ABO Job Analysis are the basis for the ABO Exam, the chapters of this tutorial are also directlyrelated to the ABO Domains of Knowledge making your studies perfectly relevant and pertinent. Further, areas of knowledge build upon one another, making it ideal for the learner.A classroom Exam Review Course with about 90 percent of attendees completing the exam successfully is now on a 2 disc DVD Set. This is considered a “beginners” tool for the Certification Exam and is packaged with the Ophthalmic Glossary. It covers: lenses anatomy & physiology eye conditions legal aspects of opticianry frames metric system light, dispersion value index of refraction ultraviolet scientific theories of light characteristics of lenses tints AR coatings properties of lenses how to calculate vertex distance spheres cylinders optical cross exercises power of cylinder ‘off axis’ meridian notation reading the RX take a PD segment measurement & positioning box measurements the datum system minimum blank size Prentice rule phoria & tropia convergence slab-off how, why & the math base curves lens hardening systems new standards revisions common optical symbols interpreting test questions study suggestions.Review ToolCONTACT LENS EXAMBeginning Your Life as a Contact lens Technician (2009) 80 members 149 nonmembersBecause the Domains of Knowledge contained in the NCLE Job Analysis are the basis for the NCLE Exam, the chapters of this tutorial are alsodirectly related to the NCLE Domains of Knowledge making your studies perfectly relevant and pertinent. Further, areas of knowledge build uponone another, making it ideal for the learner.
ORDER FORMQty. TitleExam Preparation Home Study Course for Spectacle DispensersExam Preparation Home Study Course for Contact Lens DispensersOphthalmic Dispensing Review BookCertification Exam Review BookCertification Exam Math Review BookPurchase the Spectacle Review Set & Save(all three books listed above)NAO Flash CardsCertification Exam Review TutorialPure OpticsTOPSBasic Opticians TutorialExam Review 2 disc DVD SetBeginning Your Life as a Contact Lens TechnicianAcademy Membership DuesNAOMembers 255. 255. 50. 40. 40. 95.Nonmembers 305. 305. 75. 65. 65. 155. 65. 85. 84. 85. 85. 180. 85. 75. 95. 155. 119. 155. 155. 255. 155.AmountSub totalMaryland residents add 6% sales taxShipping and Handling (see chart on page 5)TOTALAdditional Study Materials can be found at www.nao.org or by calling the NAO at 800-229-4828NameCompany (optional)Street AddressCityState ZipDaytime PhoneMethod of Payment: Check/Money Order Credit CardCard #Expiration DateMail to:National Academyof Opticianry8401 Corporate Drive #605Landover, MD 20785Phone: 800-229-4828Fax: 301-577-3880Web: www.nao.orgemail: [email protected] see Page 5 for additional ordering details.
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