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I really think that this is the best value out there. That is why I wrote it. It is 70 pages of pure exam content plus a practice exam, no extra fluff. I wrote it to be a high-yeild resource for ophthalmic assistants trying to know what to know.
This is by far my favorite resource for studying.The reason that this is the best resource available is because of the number of questions that are offered for each topic. I went over many of the chapters in this text multiple times to make sure that I understood the content.
This is an outstanding book. It is not geared for the COA, but reading through these chapters will give you an advantage on the COA. He has a great way of explaining topics in ophthalmology. He also includes a lot of images and cartoons which makes it easier to read.
This is the best text that I have have seen if you are looking for a more in depth study of ophthalmology.
The tables and figures in this book are what set it apart from other texts I have seen.
I would suggest going through the Certified Ophthalmic Assistant Exam Review Manual practice tests and use this text as a reference to strength some of your weak areas.
Note: You must go through an accredited independent study program to get you COA. This is one of two options. The other accredited independent training program is #5 below.
This is the standard. This is what my clinic gave me and what many other programs use. This will defiantly have all of the information that you need plus some. I liked the the figures in this book. The one thing I did not like was that it was a little. It had a lot more information than what I needed for the COA. That being said I know that my coworkers swear by it and are using it to study for the COT.
Disclaimer: I have only used the 8th edition. I had never touched the 9th edition. I don’t know what changes their have been between the two editions.
6.JCAHPO Career Advancement Tool (JCAT) – Sold with text above as an independent study course by JCAHPO.
It was required at my clinic to pass this test before we could sign up for the exam. This practice test is over 200 questions.
I treated this as an open book test. It helped me to get familiar with the question types and the focus of each section.
The problem is that you have to go to http://www.jcahpo.org/store/educational.aspx to buy this. I would see if you clinic offers this or would be willing to purchase it for you. It was a great extra set of questions to have to prepare for the test.
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