CE Test Questions
Specialty Dispensing, Working With the Nursing Home Patient

Exam Questions
1. Nursing home patients prefer frames with:

    A. Small eye sizes
    B. Uni-fit bridges
    C. Designer brands
    D. Deep “B” dimensions
2. Narrow frames can be problematic because they:

    A. Rapidly go out of style
    B. Make the bifocal difficult to find
    C. Don't cover the dark circles under their eyes
    D. Thick temples make the glasses too heavy
3. For the nursing home patient, frame-color selection should:

    A. Be softer, to better complement a pale complexion
    B. Be bolder and more trendy
    C. Have multiple colors, to better match a variety of wardrobes
    D. Not be a consideration in frame selection
4. Losing fatty deposits in the bridge:

    A. Will have little impact on the frame fit or comfort.
    B. Makes it impossible to be comfortable with glasses.
    C. Can cause more frequent and painful red marks on the nose
    D. Fat loss can be reversed by eating a diet rich in carbohydrates.
5. The nose pad of choice for nursing home patients is:

    A. Made of hard plastic
    B. A combination of vinyl and press-on pads
    C. 11mm round pads
    D. A larger-sized silicone variety
6. Metal frames provided by government insurance plans often

    A. Are inexpensive to purchase, making them a better value
    B. Look like designer frames, making them more fashionable
    C. Are no different than more expensive brands
    D. Have less plating, which can cause problems with the health of aging skin
7. Interference with hearing aids and oxygen tubes can be:

    A. Caused by thick and heavy temples
    B. A nuisance, but is not commonplace
    C. Caused by the wearer constantly fidgeting with their glasses
    D. Corrected with the use of a head strap
8. If a patient wears a neck brace:

    A. Be empathetic and recommend an eyeglass hanger cord
    B. Ensure that the temple tips come in contact with the brace for added comfort
    C. Trim/adjust the temple length/curl so the temple does not contact the brace
    D. Adjust the frames loosely, since the patient can't turn their head much
9. A riding bow temple adjustment

    A. Should be used for every nursing home patient
    B. Is never comfortable for the wearer
    C. Is best for active lifestyles
    D. Is a solution for poor posture patients
10. Near vision glasses are most practical:

    A. When they have a mild distance Rx
    B. When they have a high add power
    C. When they are avid readers or crafters
    D. When they lose their eyewear frequently
11. When a resident becomes more withdrawn, a possible cause could be:

    A. The resident's physical or cognitive condition has improved
    B. They are wearing the wrong eyeglasses
    C. They are correctly medicated
    D. They miss living at home
12. Recommend ___________ for a bed-ridden patient for watching sports on TV.

    A. Digitally surfaced progressive lenses
    B. Anti-reflective lenses
    C. Flat tops with a low-set segment
    D. Flat tops with a high-set segment
13. When fitting nursing home patients with new eyewear, recommend,

    A. Several options or upgrades to their primary pair
    B. Multiple pairs
    C. Trying over-the-counter eyewear first
    D. Assess the advantages/disadvantages of the insurance guidelines
14. For a patient with advanced dementia,

    A. Eyewear may no longer be useful
    B. Recommend continued use of the eyewear
    C. Enforce the use of eyewear cords
    D. Restrict the use of eyewear to group activities only
15. Head straps or eyeglass cords

    A. Should be recommended routinely
    B. Can present a strangulation hazard
    C. Are best for keeping track of multiple pairs
    D. Are an easy way to increase income
16. Which of the following items would NOT be recommended when trying to maximize reading success?

    A. Over-the-counter reading glasses
    B. Magnifiers
    C. Goose-necked reading lamps
    D. e-readers or computers
17. All of the following are correct except

    A. Nursing home patients often wear someone else's glasses.
    B. Good candidates for trifocals are patients who enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles
    C. Fluorescent glare requires anti-reflective lenses
    D. Progressive can be problematic in dementia
18. When fitting frames:

    A. Choose the heaviest frame, for durability
    B. Determine whether the patient wears hearing aids or oxygen tubes
    C. Choose the frame with thin wire temples to keep the eyeglasses lightweight
    D. Be concerned only about the bridge fit
19. A mobile optician business model includes all of the following, except:

    A. Brings all equipment and inventory to each site
    B. Obtains all necessary signatures and approvals
    C. Earns vast sums of money
    D. Learns to work in spaces not designed as a dispensary
20. When working with nursing home patients, a dispenser must do all of the following except:

    A. Speak very loudly with the profoundly deaf
    B. Speak very softly with an agitated or nervous patient
    C. Learn to ignore unpleasant aspects of personal hygiene
    D. Refuse to repeat yourself more than twice to the same patient

Evaluation Questions

21. In questions 21-25 please rate the effectiveness of how well each course met the stated learning objectives: Met the stated learning objectives?

    A. Excellent
    B. Very Good
    C. Good
    D. Fair
    E. Poor
22. Avoided commercial bias/influence?

    A. Excellent
    B. Very Good
    C. Good
    D. Fair
    E. Poor
23. How would you rate the overall quality of the material presented?

    A. Excellent
    B. Very Good
    C. Good
    D. Fair
    E. Poor
24. How were you directed to this course?

    A. 2020mag.com
    B. OAA Website
    C. NYSSO Website
    D. Ohio Opticians Website
    E. Other
25. Please describe the office in which you work.

    A. Independent Optician
    B. Independent Optometry
    C. Chain retail
    D. HMO/Military/Other
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