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Optician NOCE Practice Test

Take this free practice test to see how prepared you are for the National Opticianry Competency Exam.  The NOCE covers the following six domains: (1) Ophthamic Optics; (2) Ocular Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Refraction; (3) Ophthalmic Products; (4) Instrumentation; (5) Dispensing Procedures; and (6) Law, Regulation and Standards. The NOCE is a two hour exam with 125 quetions. For full lengthc study, try our 300 question NOCE Practice Exam.

Domain I - Ophthalmic Optics

1. A lens' focal length can be altered by:
2. The refraction that a patient likes the most is known as what?
3. What is a Fresnel prism?
4. Which is the best option for a patient who wants to be able to see up close at the top of their glasses and at the bottom of their glasses?
5. What is the vision range in the intermediate zone of a trifocal?
6. Which lens material is recommended for drill mounted frames?
7. All of the following steps are performed to determine a patient's refraction, except:
8. What does the term "ametropia" mean?
9. Meniscus, equiconcave and flat concave are types of:
10. What kind of lens has one convex and one concave surface?
11. Axis is the notation of power on a lens.
12. Which word is used to describe light's changing direction as it passes from one medium to another?

Domain II - Ocular Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Refraction

13. What controls the amount of light that enters the eye?
14. What is the term used to describe the eye's tendency to turn from its normal position?
15. What is the refractive condition in which light focuses directly on the retina?
16. How is multifocal height usually measured?
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17. Which of the following is an advantage to a titanium frame?
18. Which term is used to describe the outward inclination of the bottom of a framed lens?
19. Aphakia is:
20. A patient with astigmatism has a ________ cornea.
21. The cornea's index of refraction is:

Domain III - Ophthalmic Products

22. Frame materials are available in which two forms?
23. A new lens paced in the eye after cataract surgery is known as:
24. Which frame materials are hypoallergenic?
25. Which is the best frame choice for the following prescription?
OD -6.00 sph
OS -2.00 sph
26. The reference marks on a progressive lens allow you to:
27. What does the term "short corridor" mean in reference to a progressive lens?
28. Polarized lenses are not recommended for:
29. Which frame type would be the best choice for a child who suffers from a seizure disorder?
30. Which frame adjustment lowers the front of the frame?
31. Which lens characteristic corrects astigmatism?

Domain IV - Instrumentation

32. Which instrument measures vertex distance?
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33. What material has the most favorable optical properties?
34. A polariscope is used to detect internal lens stress.
35. A monocular PD is given as one number.
36. To what does a ptosis crutch give support?

Domain V - Dispensing Procedures

37. What is the best lens treatment to reduce water and road surface glare?
38. What color of sunglasses are most preferred by pilots?
39. What should you do after adjusting the angle on a patient's glasses to correct the imbalance on the patient's face?
40. An elderly patient comes in with her middle-aged daughter to purchase new eyewear. Which of the following is correct procedure?
41. If a patient comes in to complain about eyeglasses just purchased from you, what should you do?
42. Which of the following is on the list of things which should be explained to a patient when picking up their new eyewear?
43. What can be done if a patient who has a high plus lens is complaining that their new eyeglasses make their eyes appear too big?
44. Why is it important at dispensing to place the wearer's new eyewear on them yourself?
45. What should you always do when a parent is purchasing their child's first pair of prescription eyewear?
46. The hard resin material used in plastic lenses is known as:

Domain VI - Laws, Regulations and Standards

47. Which private agency is responsible for establishing commercial and industry standards?
48. Which regulatory organization is responsible for requiring ophthalmic practices to issue a patient's prescription for eyeglasses upon completion of an examination?
49. What does Duty to Warn pertain to in opticianry?
50. What is the ANSI standard for cylinder axis tolerance for a cylinder power that is greater than 1.50?

Optician Practice Test Sample Questions

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Our practice exam writer
Traci Cothran,

ABOC, is a licensed optician and instructor with over 30 years of experience in the optical field.  She teaches Ophthalmic Medical Assisting at Greenville Technical College in South Carolina. 

Linda Johnson,
ABOC, NCLEC, is a licensed optician and instructor with over 30 years of experience in the field of opticianry. She was an instructor in Optical Dispensing at the American Career College in California. 
Our practice exam follows the National Opticianry Competency Exam (NOCE) content outline:

Ophthamalic Optics
Occular Anatomy
Occular Physiology
Occular Pathology
Ophthamalic Products
Dispensing Procedures