ABO Content Outline and Test Specifications

I. Ophthalmic Optics (34%)

Terminology
Prescriptions
Lens characteristics
Lens powers and formulas
Multifocals
Lens materials
Prism

II. Ocular Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology (7%)

Structure of the eye and function
Refractive errors

III. Ophthalmic Products (23%)

Frames
Lenses
Applying product knowledge
Recognizing specific product applicability with regard to patient's needs and wants
Verifying frame and lens parameters and other physical characteristics

IV. Instrumentation (16%)

Use of lens power measuring devices
Select ophthalmic tools, instruments, and equipment
Use and maintain ophthalmic tools, instruments, and equipment

V. Dispensing Procedures (15%)

Visual needs for lifestyle and occupational activities
Fitting, adjusting, measuring, and verification
Patient interaction

VI. Laws, Regulations, and Standards (5%)

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