Prepare for success and focus on the information you need to know! These materials are designed to assist those working to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), a certification level designated by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). Study topics are directly aligned with the 19 core knowledge areas covered in the exam and are relevant to the clinical skills and knowledge used on the job.
Core knowledge areas
- History Taking
- Pupillary Assessment
- Equipment Maintenance and Repair
- Medical Ethics, Legal and Regulatory Issues
- Ocular Motility
- In-Office Minor Surgical Procedures
- Ophthalmic Patient Services and Education
- Ophthalmic Imaging
- Spectacle Skills
- Supplemental Skills
- Visual Assessment
- Visual Fields
- Surgical Assisting in ASC or Hospital-Based OR
Executive editor: Emanuel Newmark, MD, FACS
COA Exam Study Guide (Print)
The print format includes a self-assessment section with hundreds of multiple-choice questions and a practice exam with 100 additional questions. Review sections provide the answers and explain why each answer is correct. Also included are study tips, answer sheets, answer keys and a suggested reading list.
2010, 258 pages
COA Exam Study Guide Online
The interactive online format includes a self-study section with questions and discussions, plus a self-assessment program with hundreds of multiple-choice questions and discussions. Ten 90-minute exams of 100 questions each simulate the online exam experience. Includes note-taking tools. Accessible from any computer with an Internet connection. After purchasing this product, you may access it at www.aao.org/myonlineproducts. View demo. This product is intended for a single user.
COA Exam Study Guide, Print and Online
Includes the print and online formats.
The COA Study Guide is designed to prepare allied health staff for JCAHPO's COA exam. It does not fulfill any of the requirements to become a COA or provide continuing education credits.