Classic Optical Labs - Optical Terms

Acronyms & Abbreviations


ABO - American Board of Opticianry
ACOE - Accreditation Council of Optometric Education
ADD - Bifocal Addition
AFOS - Armed Forces Optometric Society
AOA - American Optometric Association
AOA-PAC- American Optometric Association - Political Action Committee
AOSA- American Optometric Student Association
ARBO - Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry
ASCO - Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
Ax - Axis
B.C. - Base Curve
B.D. - Base Down Prism
B.I. - Base In Prism
B.O. - Base Out Prism
B.U. - Base Up Prism
Bif. - Bifocal
Bridge - DBL of a frame
C.C. - Cable Temples
CE - Continuing Education
CEE- Continuing Education with Examination
CLCS - Contact Lens and Cornea Section
COPE - Council on Optometric Practitioner Examination
CPC - Committee on Paraoptometric Certification
CPO - Certified Paraoptometric
CPOA - Certified Paraoptometric Assistant
CPOT - Certified Paraoptometric Technician
Cyl. - Cylinder
D - Diopter
Dec. Decentration
Exam - Eye Examination
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
LVRS - Low Vision Rehabilitation Section
M.D. - Dr. of Medicine
mm. - Millimeter
NBEO - National Board of Examiners in Optometry
NCLE - National Contact Lens Examiners
O.C. - Optical Center
O.D. - Dr. of Optometry
O.D. - Right eye
O.S. - Left eye
O.U. - Both eyes
OEP - Optometric Extension Program
ORA - Optometric Recognition Award
P.D. - Pupillary Distance
Pl. - Plano
PS - Paraoptometric Section
Ref. - Refraction
Rx - Prescription
Seg. - Segment
Sk. - Skull
Sph. - Sphere
S.V. - Single Vision
SVS - Sports Vision Section
Tri. - Trifocal
VOSH - Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity
X - Axis
Zyl. - Plastic Frame