CE Test Questions
Working with the Dry Eye Patient

Exam Questions
1. The Schirmer test evaluates …

    A. quality of tears
    B. tear production time
    C. quantity of tears
    D. break up time
2. Climates with higher incidences of dry eye are …

    A. dusty, windy, cold
    B. hot, humid
    C. at sea level
    D. too varied to identify
3. CLIDE is an acronym for …

    A. Contact Lens IDentification Element
    B. CLear Indicator of Dry Eye
    C. Constant Lesions In Dry Eye
    D. CLimate, Drugs, Environment
4. The two classifications of dry eye syndrome are…

    A. mild and severe
    B. ATD and ETD
    C. external and internal
    D. environmental and systemic
5. The B.U.T. test evaluates …

    A. tear production time
    B. quantity of tears
    C. tear drainage
    D. quality of tears
6. The mucin layer of the tear film …

    A. helps stabilize and spread tear film
    B. supplies oxygen to the cornea
    C. is the largest portion of the tear film
    D. prevents evaporation of tears
7. Symptoms of dry eye syndrome include …

    A. cataract
    B. tear overproduction
    C. vitreous detachment
    D. decreased intraocular pressure
8. Esthesiometry is …

    A. a measure of lid margin sensitivity
    B. cosmetic eye surgery
    C. a tear duct transplant
    D. anesthetization of the eye lids
9. Tear film consists of ___ layers

    A. 5
    B. 2
    C. 3
    D. 4
10. One way to manage a mild case of dry eye syndrome is …

    A. punctal patching
    B. instructing the patient to drink more water
    C. cauterization of the tear duct
    D. excision of the tear duct
11. Blepharitis is …

    A. a fungal infection of the lids
    B. a corneal inflammation
    C. an inflammation of the lid follicles
    D. an inflammation of the tear ducts
12. The two types of punctal plugs are …

    A. internal and external
    B. pharmaceutical and surgical
    C. daily use and extended use
    D. semi-permanent and dissolvable
13. What percentage of adult Americans regularly experience dry eye symptoms?

    A. 30%
    B. 19%
    C. 48%
    D. 69%
14. High water content soft lenses …

    A. may draw moisture from tears to maintain hydration
    B. are an excellent lens choice for dry eye patients
    C. help reduce inflammation
    D. increase tear production
15. The lipid layer of tears is manufactured by the …

    A. goblet cells
    B. tear ducts
    C. lacrimal glands
    D. meibomian glands
16. On-eye wettability is …

    A. the compatibility of eye drops with the contact lens
    B. a surface treatment that accommodates tear film behind the lens
    C. the process of increasing tear production
    D. absent in dry eye patients
17. Contact lens patients with dry eye should …

    A. wear lenses longer to prevent tear evaporation
    B. continue to use topical steroids during lens wear
    C. avoid overnight wear
    D. use vasoconstrictors to reduce redness
18. The prevalence of dry eye is …

    A. decreasing
    B. stabilizing
    C. of minimal importance to the ECP
    D. increasing
19. Dry eye syndrome is …

    A. lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the eye
    B. lack of aqueous fluid
    C. lack of vitreous fluid
    D. lack of tear ducts
20. Drugs that may have dry eye as a side effect include …

    A. analgesics
    B. antihistamines
    C. antibiotics
    D. topical steroids

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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