Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) Sample Test Questions

1. 1. When filing patient records, which of the following names would come first?
  • G. W. Taylor
  • Gary Taylor
  • Gary W. Taylor
  • Gary Taylor, Jr.
2. In what form of corneal astigmatism are the major meridians NOT 90 degrees apart?
  • irregular
  • oblique
  • against-the-rule
  • with-the-rule
3. The total power of the cornea is:
  • 39.00 D
  • 42.00 D
  • 44.00 D
  • 45.00 D
4. CR-39 has a refractive index of:
  • 1.498
  • 1.523
  • 1.61
  • 1.586
5. If the left lens sits higher on the face than the right, what adjustment should be Made?
  • increase pantoscoptic tilt
  • decrease pantoscoptic tilt
  • bend right temple up
  • bend left temple up
6. Which of the following is an average “K” reading?
  • 41.00 D
  • 42.00 D
  • 39.00 D
  • 44.00 D
7. In which portion of the visual field is the blind spot located?
  • nasal
  • central
  • inferior
  • temporal
8. What is the innermost layer of the cornea?
  • endothelium
  • stroma
  • epithelium
  • Bowman’s membrane
9. Defects in the edge of a rigid contact lens may be identified by using:
  • keratometer
  • lensometer
  • hand magnifier
  • retinoscope
10. A patient calling to report a chemical burn should be told to:
  • come immediately to your office
  • irrigate the eye for 10 minutes
  • hold for the doctor
  • check to see if vision is reduced

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