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2024 ABO Basic Review & Prep Course Registration is NOW OPEN!!!

One day only

Registration is open for the ABO Basic Review and Prep Course! 

Seating is limited and subject to first-come-first-served.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2024

Where: Cincinnati Marriott North 
6189 Muhlhauser Rd.
West Chester, Ohio 45069 

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Room - Monroe Boardroom


This ABO  Basic Review and Prep course is designed for apprentices that are ready and preparing to take the ABO certification examination.

The Opticians Association of Ohio (OAO) in conjunction with the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), will be offering the ABO Basic Review and Prep Course. Professor Robert J. Russo, the immediate past president of NFOS, will conduct the exam materials and assist you in your exam preparation. Professor Russo will answer questions and give you directions on appropriate study materials. Study handout material will be provided.

This course will review and prepare the candidate for the ABO basic examination.

Topics will include:
Domain I - Ophthalmic Optics; topics will include terminology, prescriptions, lens characteristics, lens powers and formulas, multifocal, lens materials, and prism.

Domain II - Ocular Anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the eye. Topics will include the structure of the eye and function and refractive errors.

Domain III - Ophthalmic Products: Topics will include frames lenses, applying product knowledge, recognizing specific product applicability to patients' needs and wants, verifying frame and lens parameters, and other physical characteristics.

Domain IV - Instrumentation: Topics to be covered include - the use of lens power measuring devices, selecting ophthalmic tools, instruments, and equipment, and maintaining ophthalmic tools, instruments, and equipment.

Domain V - Dispensing Procedures: Topics will include - visual needs for lifestyle and occupational activities; fitting, adjusting, measuring, and verification; and patient interaction.

Domain VI - Laws, Regulations, and Standards


 Click here to register for early bird pricing 2024 ABO Basic Review Course

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