Intro to Visual Acuity and Neuro-Ophthalmology


Categories: JCAHPO Certified
Includes lifetime access

Course Overview

course is currently JCAHPO certified. It is intended for
beginning and intermediate levels. This course covers basic information
regarding testing visual acuity and neuro Ophthalmology and is presented
online thru

After completing this course the student should be able to do the following:

  • Give an overview of what the numbers in visual acuity measurements mean and how they relate to each other
  • Describe what the different methods of measuring visual acuity are
    including: Snellen letter chart, Tumbling E�s chart, Pictures chart,
    Central Steady Maintained, Fix and follow, Reacts to light/threat, Count
    fingers, Hand motions, and Light perception
  • Describe how to accurately measure using each of the methods mentioned above
  • State when each of the methods above should be used
  • Identify how to record visual acuity
  • Describe why calibration is important for visual acuity measurements
  • Identify a neuron and its parts
  • Define afferent and efferent nerve pathways
  • Define excitatory and inhibitory actions
  • List Neurotransmitters in the autonomic nervous system
  • List the layers of protection around the brain
  • Define the function of the cerebrum
  • List the 3 parts of the brainstem
  • Identify 3 of the cranial nerves that contribute to eye function
  • Define saccades and pursuits
  • Identify what the acronym MLF stands for
  • Identify what eye defects would accompany a 3rd, 4th, or 6th nerve palsy

This course should take approximately one hour to complete.

must correctly answer at least 17 of the 20 questions on the open book
post test to earn JCAHPO or AOA CPC credit. This course is approved
for for 1 CE (A category). If you do not successfully pass the post test the first
time you may try again at no expense to you.

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