National Academy of Opticianry

Landover,  MD 
United States
http://www.nao.org
  • Booth: 413


The National Academy of Opticianry is pleased to meet you!

The National Academy of Opticianry is a member-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the education and training of ALL Opticians. 

The annual membership fee of $75. qualifies members to a number of generous member-only benefits including substantial discounts on our excellent national certification and state licensing exam preparation, our five annual continuing education seminars, and our abundant selection of interesting ABO and NCLE approved home - study continuing education courses at just $5 each credit hour!

Our Ophthalmic Career Progression Program is an apprenticeship training program in a work/home study format.  It is currently accepted by ten states as one way for apprenticing Opticians to obtain required education and training for state licensing. 

Brands: Apprenticeship Training: The Ophthalmic Career Progression Program Basic to Advanced National Spectacle Certification / State Licensing Exam Preparation: Basic Optician's Tutorial (English and En Español), Ophthalmic Dispensing Review Book (English and En Español), Flash Cards, Advanced Opticians Tutorial National Contact Lens Certification Exam Preparation: Beginning Your Life as a Contact Lens Technician


 Products

  • Ophthalmic Career Progression Program (OCPP)
    The OCPP is a work - home study apprenticeship training program for Opticians. Available online or in print, it is accepted in ten states as an option for apprenticing Opticians to obtain state-required education for licensing....

  • NAO's Ophthalmic Career Progression Program (OCPP) is a work - home study apprenticeship training program and is available online or in print. 

    It is accepted by Alaska, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia as an option for apprenticing Opticians to obtain state-required education for licensing. 

    Revised and updated in 2018, the material is thorough and comprehensive as it prepares the apprenticing Optician to take the National Spectacle Certification Exam (ABO Exam) and State Licensing Exams.  Convenient, compliant, affordable, and trusted.

  • Certification Exam Prep: Basic Opticians Tutorial
    The Basic Opticians Tutorial is ideal for anyone, beginner to experienced, preparing for the Basic National Opticianry Competency Examination (the Basic ABO Exam). Available in English and En Español....

  • The Basic Optician's Tutorial is a great tool for preparing for the Basic National Opticianry Competency Examination (Basic ABO Exam).  The material is presented in the same sequence as it is found in the Domains of Knowledge outlined in the National Opticianry Competency Job Analysis.   

    The Basic Optician's Tutorial is an invaluable teaching tool for those just entering into the profession of Opticianry and as a review tool for the more experienced Optician who is also preparing to pass the Basic National Opticianry Competency Examination.

  • Cert. Exam Prep: Ophthalmic Dispensing Review
    The Ophthalmic Dispensing Review Book is a great choice as a Basic National Opticianry Competency Examination (ABO Exam) preparation tool. Are you ready for the Exam? This book will help you self - assess. Available in English and En Español....

  • This Basic National Opticianry Competency Examination (ABO Exam) review tool is one of our best offerings for anyone and everyone.

    The Ophthalmic Dispensing Review book is made up of hundreds of multiple-choice questions-and-answers arranged in the same Domains of Knowledge as outlined in the National Dispensing Optician Job Analysis, the basis for the Basic ABO Exam itself.  Also included are test-taking tips, explanations of the Domains of Knowledge, and references. 

    It is a great self-assessment tool to define areas where more study is needed and to help build confidence, right before the exam.

    Available in English and En Español.

  • Contact Lens Certification Exam Prep:
    "Beginning Your Life as a Contact Lens Technician" is a thorough and comprehensive review course for those with a basic knowledge of contact lenses and who are preparing to take the National Contact Lens Examiner's Certification Exam.
    ...

  • Beginning Your Life as a Contact Lens Technician is a review course for those preparing to sit for the National Contact Lens (NCLE) Examination.

    Included in this course is information pertaining to:

    • anatomy and physiology of the eye,
    • ocular pathology,
    • drugs and disease,
    • lifestyle factors,
    • corneal defects,
    • principles of optics,
    • patient records,
    • confidentiality,
    • patient communication,
    • information gathering,
    • contact lens instrumentation,
    • selection of contact lenses,
    • design of contact lenses,
    • contact lens materials and designs,
    • fluorescein patterns,
    • patient instructions,
    • contact lens solutions,
    • specialty contact lenses,
    • verification of contact lenses,
    • contact lens modification,
    • patient follow-up, and
    • troubleshooting.

  • Advanced Cert Exam: Advanced Optician's Tutorial
    Take your Opticianry career up-a-notch by earning your American Board of Opticianry Advanced Certification. This Advanced Certification Exam Preparation tool will help you find a successful end to your most far-reaching goals....

  • The Advanced Opticians Tutorial is designed to benefit those preparing to take the Advanced National Spectacle Certification Exam (the Advanced ABO Exam).  The information in the tutorial is presented in the same sequence as the Domains of Knowledge outlined in the Advanced National Opticianry Competency Job Analysis, the basis for the Advanced National Spectacle Certification Exam

    Included is a list of additional optical study references that would also greatly benefit the student.


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