Certified Ophthalmic Technician Exam Review Manual, Second Edition

Janice K. Ledford, COMT
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Book Description

The Certified Ophthalmic Technician Exam Review Manual, Second Edition delivers the essentials you need for certification as an ophthalmic technician. Updated to include the latest JCAHPO® criteria, this helpful resource contains over 1,300 exam-style questions and explanatory answers covering everything you need to know.

Learn new study habits, adopt effective test-taking strategies, and polish your understanding of important subjects with this helpful manual. Topics covered include contact lenses, pharmacology, photography and motility, advanced optics, tonometry, and much more. Photographs and diagrams complement the material by providing visual interpretation. A brand name drug list is also included for your reference.

Certified Ophthalmic Technician Exam Review Manual, Second Edition is an excellent learning text for students seeking to develop their knowledge in the field of eyecare, as well as a useful reference for physicians.


  • Study tips and hints.
  • An "Answers by Category" section that allows students to identify weak areas.
  • Explanatory answers for every question.
  • Computer testing information.

More Information


Dedication (First and Second Editions)
Acknowledgments (First and Second Editions)
About the Author

Brand Name Drug List

Chapter 1. Study and Test Taking Strategies
Chapter 2. Clinical Optics
Chapter 3. Basic Ocular Motility
Chapter 4. Visual Fields
Chapter 5. Contact Lenses
Chapter 6. Intermediate Tonometry
Chapter 7. Ocular Pharmacology
Chapter 8. Photography
Chapter 9. Explanatory Answers

Appendix: Answers by Category and Suggested Readings


"For certified ophthalmic assistants who are preparing to take the certified ophthalmic technician's examination, this review manual will bring both relief and apprehension: relief through the ability to practice the art of test taking and identifying areas where the test taker's knowledge base is strong, and apprehension where the test taker's knowledge is weak. I believe that not using this review manual before taking the certifying examination will put the test taker at a distinct disadvantage."
— Leonid Skorin, DO, Ocular Surgery News

About the Author

Jan Ledford's first contact with the eyecare field occurred when she was about 7 years old. (We'll admit that this took place before eye exams were mandatory for school children, but don't tell Jan that we told you!) Her parents took her to an optometrist because her dad was very nearsighted. Sure enough, so was Jan. She remembers two things about that incident. First, the eye doctor was very nice because he had a great bag of goodies; if you were good, you could pick out several toys to take home. Second, once Jan got her glasses, she discovered that the trees had leaves and that the neighbors had a TV antenna on their roof.

About 2 years later, Jan got her first taste of the writer's life. She decided to write a book (at age 10!) about a talking hamster. When Mrs. Clark, her teacher, found out about the book, she had Jan read each chapter to the class. After Jan finished, the class applauded. That's all it took to make her love writing.

After entering the world of ophthalmic assisting in 1982, Jan advanced through the ranks until she earned her certification as an ophthalmic medical technologist. She brought with her not only a personal conviction about the importance of good vision, but an overwhelming desire to write. As of the printing of this second edition, she has 12 published books in the eyecare field.

Jan lives in Franklin, North Carolina, with her husband Jim, their youngest son (Collin, a college student and music major), and four cats (Munchkin, Boonie Rat, Angel, and Josey Dee). As a freelance medical writer and editor, she runs her own business called EyeWrite Productions. In addition to writing eyecare related material, she has branched into novels and short stories. You can check out her latest novel at www.millenniatech.info.