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System for Ophthalmic Dispensing
The ultimate ophthalmic dispensing reference, this book provides a step-by-step system for properly fitting and adjusting eyewear.
Optical Formulas Tutorial
Designed for students and professionals preparing for the ABO certification exam or wishing to quickly brush up on optical formulas, this easy-to-use workbook contains optical formulas, definitions, and walk-through problems with practical examples throughout.
Essentials of Ophthalmic Lens Finishing
Both opticians and optometrists are trained to grind and polish lenses and then to take the surfaced lens and finish it by centering it optically and grinding the edges so that the lens fits in the shape of the chosen frame.
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Basic Opticians Tutorial
This tutorial is designed for study purposes and follows the format as presented in the National Opticianry Competency Examination Job Analysis.
Basic Opticians Tutorial-En español
This tutorial is designed for study purposes and follows the format as presented in the National Opticianry Competency Examination Job Analysis. En español
Ophthalmic Dispensing Review Book
This exam review tool is one of our best offerings for anyone and everyone taking the exam.
Ophthalmic Dispensing Review Book- En español
This exam review tool is one of our best offerings for anyone and everyone taking the exam.- En español
This textbook will guide you through the areas of knowledge needed to become an eye care professional and pass the American Board of Opticianry (ABO) exams.
Certification Exam Review Tutorial (C.E.R.T.)
The Certification Exam Review Tutorial (C.E.R.T.) is a new Spectacle Exam Preparation Tool and an NAO exclusive publication. It is designed for those who need a little more than a review or refresher course, yet don’t need a total teaching tool in order to prepare for all of the areas covered on the Spectacle Certification Exam.
NAO Flash Cards
This is a 485 card set with 470 questions (answers and brief explanation 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 popular Spectacle Review Set.
Contact Lens Review Book
The new Contact Lens Review Book features hundreds of multiple choice questions-and-answers with a brief explanation for the correct answers.
Beginning Your Life as a Contact Lens Technician
Beginning Your Life As A Contact Lens Technician is an 8 hour, technical NCLE Review Course for those with a basic knowledge of contact lenses and who are preparing to take the NCLE certification exam.
Contact Lens Manual
A Comprehensive Study and Reference Guide, Volume I, encompasses the basic fundamentals of contact lens technology. The manual guides the contact lens professional from the basics of anatomy and physiology, optics and instrumentation through the fitting of soft and gas permeable contact lenses.
Advanced Contact Lens Manual
A Comprehensive Study and Reference Guide, Volume II, is an advanced manual that explores the most challenging areas of contact lens technology. This manual is ideal for the contact lens professional seeking to expand their fitting skills beyond the fundamentals covered in Volume I. It also provides the best source of information for those preparing for the CLSA Fellow Exam, contact lens certification, and licensure.
Contact Lens Test Review I
This workbook is designed to profile content areas of review for contact lens technicians, and is specifically designed to prepare for certification, licensure, and registry examination. There are 200 questions and answers and 200 explanations. This is a valuable tool when utilized to prepare for the exam, enhancing one's comprehension of contact lens care and fitting.
Contact Lens Test Review II
This comprehensive workbook presents a challenge for those seeking advanced-level contact lens knowledge, and is designed to profile areas of review for those individuals interested in sitting for the contact lens certification, licensure, and registry examination, as well as for CLSA's Fellow Exam.
NAO Exam Review DVD Set
This 2 Disc set is also packaged with the Ophthalmic Glossary. The content of the discs are from Ed Wnuczek’s ABO test review class which boasts over a 90% success rate.
NCLE Flash Card Set
This 200 flash card set draws its inspiration from our very popular ‘Beginning Your Life as a Contact Lens Technician’ exam prep book and the spectacle exam prep counterpart, the ‘Opticians Dispensing Review’ flash cards.
NCLE Exam Prep
The Exam Preparation for Opticians is geared for those studying the NCLE exam.The NCLE package contains six workbooks and CDs, designed to be used together.
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