Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: An Independent Study Course

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Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: An Independent Study Course

Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: An Independent Study Course

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Conquer the challenges of technician training and increase the skill and confidence of your clinical staff.

This comprehensive online course consists of a textbook, available in print or eBook, and an online examination (items sold separately). Successful completion of the training serves as a prerequisite for the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) examination administered by the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO).

This edition provides key points at the start of each chapter and updates to coding, transmission of infectious disease, and infection control precautions.

Features of the seventh edition include:

  • 12 interactive models of the eye (sample)
  • 45 step-by-step procedures
  • 26 training videos (sample)

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Executive Editor: Mary A. O’Hara, MD

Chapters in the new seventh edition include:

  • Introduction to Ophthalmic Medical Assisting
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye
  • Diseases and Disorders of the Eye
  • Systemic Diseases and Ocular Manifestations
  • Optics and Refractive States of the Eye
  • Basics of Ophthalmic Pharmacology
  • Microorganisms and Infection Control
  • Comprehensive Medical Eye Examination
  • Ocular Motility
  • Adjunctive Tests and Procedures
  • Principles and Techniques of Perimetry
  • Fundamentals of Practical Opticianry
  • Low Vision
  • Principles and Problems of Contact Lenses
  • Patient Interaction, Screening, and Emergencies
  • Patients With Special Concerns
  • Minor Surgical Assisting in the Office
  • Refractive Surgery Concepts and Procedures
  • Understanding Practice Management
  • Medical Ethics, Legal Issues, and Regulatory Issues
  • Community Health Eye Care
  • Care of Ophthalmic Lenses and Instruments
  • Answers to Chapter Self-Assessment Test
  • Glossary
  • Low Vision Resources

Textbook – Print

The fully illustrated textbook describes 45 procedures step-by-step and covers all topics in both the United States and international curricula. The print version includes QR codes within the text that can be easily scanned to access 12 interactive anatomical models of the eye.

7th ed., 2022, 341 pages

Print ISBN: 978-1-68104-672-3

Textbook – eBook

The eBook, which includes the full text and images from the print version, can be read using most smartphones, tablets and computers. Videos and interactive anatomical models are integrated into the text.

Read Academy eBooks online from nearly any computer, or download eBooks to your mobile device with the free Academy eBooks app. For eBook features, requirements and licensing, visit: aao.org/ebooks. Please allow up to 90 minutes for receiving an access key (via email) that will allow you to retrieve your eBook after purchase.

eBook ISBN: 978-1-68104-673-0

Online Exam

The comprehensive online exam will test technician’s newly acquired knowledge at the conclusion of the course, offering immediate scoring. 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 access codes will be sent to the email address entered at checkout. Click on the “FAQ” tab for more information.

Online Exam ISBN: 978-1-68104-674-7

*Bulk discounts apply to units purchased in a single order. For example, five Ophthalmic Medical Assisting products purchased in a single transaction will trigger a 10% discount at checkout. Cumulative purchases made on multiple orders will not trigger a discount.

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How do I access my online exam and/or eBook?

After your purchase is complete, you will receive an email with detailed instructions for accessing your online exam and/or eBook.

For the Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: An Independent Study Course, Seventh Edition, eBook features, requirements and licensing, visit: https://store.aao.org/ebooks.

How do I apply for the IJCAHPO Certification Exam?

A passing score on the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Ophthalmic Medical Assisting exam serves as a prerequisite for the written certifying examination for ophthalmic medical assistants offered by the International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO). Successful completion of this course alone does not constitute certification as an ophthalmic medical assistant.

To register for the IJCAHPO examination, students of the Academy's course must request an application form directly from IJCAHPO and return it with a copy of their document verifying successful completion of the Academy's course. Full details concerning the application/testing process are included in the IJCAHPO examination application packet. The Academy's letter verifying your successful completion of Ophthalmic Medical Assisting: An Independent Study Course, 7th Edition is valid for three years for IJCAHPO application purposes. For more information about the IJCAHPO assistant certifying examination or to obtain an application, please contact: International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, 2025 Woodlane Drive, St. Paul, MN 55125-2995

Phone: 800-284-3937 or 651-731-2944
Fax: 651-731-0410
Email: jcahpo@jcahpo.org
Website: jcahpo.org

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