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Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: An Independent Study Course, Fifth Edition

Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: An Independent Study Course, Fifth Edition

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Product Number: 0219003U

Media Type: Print

Availability: In stock

Textbook $110.00 $110.00


Provide your staff with the most up-to-date training materials with this revised textbook and online examination for beginning ophthalmic allied health professionals.

The course consists of the textbook and online examination. Successful completion of the course serves as a prerequisite for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) examination administered by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

Executive Editors: Emanuel Newmark, MD, FACS; Mary A. O’Hara, MD, FACS, FAAP


The fully illustrated core textbook describes 44 procedures step-by-step and covers all topics in both the United States and International curricula. It includes new chapters on ocular motility, low vision, ethics, legal and regulatory issues, and community health eye care. Each chapter includes self-assessment questions, and suggested activities and resources. 5th ed., 2012, 384 pages

Online Exam

NOTE: The Online Exam is not available for online purchase at this time due to work on system upgrades. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need to purchase an online exam immediately, please call Customer Service at 866.561.8558 (U.S. only), or +1 415.561.8540. The online exam itself is functional and accessible.

The exam consists of 228 multiple-choice questions that are aligned with the content of the textbook. Immediate feedback on the test taker’s performance is provided, and those who pass the exam with a score of 80 percent or higher instantly receive a letter of successful completion. Those who do not pass are given a second exam attempt for free. Exam codes will be sent to the e-mail address entered at checkout. Click on the image below "View Samples" for more information.

ISBN: 978-1-61525-285-5

Please note: After June 30, 2013, the Academy will no longer score exams from Ophthalmic Medical Assisting, Fourth Edition.

Technical Specs

Accessing the Examination

  1. After purchasing the examination, you will receive an e-mail that contains your Exam Code.
  2. Open an Internet browser window and go to
  3. Click “Take / View Your Exam” and then click “Go!”
  4. Logging in to the website
    1. If you are already registered with the AAO, click “Login” and then log in with your existing username and password. Do not create a new account.
    2. If you are not already registered with the AAO, click “Create an Account” and enter your name, unique e-mail address, desired password and other required fields. This process should take about five minutes.
  5. Enter your Exam Code.
  6. Read and accept the “License Agreement.”
  7. Enter up to five e-mail addresses where your results should be sent. These may not be changed later.
  8. Begin your exam.

Customers may access this product until 12/31/2017.

This product was built to be compatible with operating systems that are current at the time the product launched, however the Academy cannot guarantee compatibility with future operating system and third-party software updates.

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