Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT) Sample Test Questions

1. Which of the following best describes a hemorrhage in the anterior chamber of the eye?
  • Hyphema
  • Hypopyon
  • Iodopsin
  • Encephalomyelitis
2. The anterior chamber and posterior chamber is divided by what?
  • Sclera
  • Crystalline lens
  • Canthus
  • Iris
3. Elongated sebaceous glands in the eyelids that discharge a fatty oily secretion is known as:
  • Krause gland
  • Meibomian gland
  • Wolfring gland
  • Zeiss gland
4. A person with normal color vision is known as a:
  • Monochromat
  • Dichromat
  • Trichromat
  • Quadchromat
5. Which of the following visions represents legal blindness?
  • Prothesis OD 20/100 OS
  • 20/100 OD 20/200 OS
  • 20/200 OD 20/400 OS
  • all of the above
6. In which of the following conditions does one meridian focus on the retina and the other meridian focus in front of the retina?
  • simple myopic astigmatism
  • compound myopic astigmatism
  • mixed astigmatism
  • simple hyperopic astigmatism
7. A reduction in vision without any apparent cause is described as:
  • suppression
  • amblyopia
  • aniseilonia
  • ametropia
8. When adjusting glasses, the pantoscopic angle should be between:
  • 19 to 30 degrees
  • 1 to 4 degrees
  • 4 to 18 degrees
  • 31 to 45 degrees
9. If a lens has a focal length of 25 cm, what is the power of the lens?
  • +4.00 D
  • +2.50 D
  • +12.50 D
  • +25.00 D
10. Which of the following drugs may be used in the treatment of Hypertension?
  • Tranquilizers
  • diuretics
  • steroids
  • sulfonamides

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