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National Center of Clinical Testing in Optometry
200 South College Street, Suite 2020
20th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
800-969-EXAM, ext. 2
704-332-9565, ext. 2
nccto@optometry.org
Welcome to the National Center of Clinical Testing in Optometry (NCCTO®) located in Charlotte, North Carolina at the main headquarters of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO®).

The Laser and Surgical Procedures Examination (LSPE) is designed to assess optometric cognitive ability to appropriately manage and perform certain laser and surgical skills.

The LSPE is a stand-alone elective examination offered to 4th year optometric students, optometric residents and optometric practitioners administered at the NCCTO.

The LSPE is comprised of a Laser section and a Surgical section, allowing candidates to register for one or both sections of the examination. LSPE is a hybrid examination consisting of both a clinical skills portion and a multiple-choice portion administered as a computer-based testing format.

Below you will find all pertinent information and links regarding the LSPE, traveling to Charlotte, and other special instructions.

Please refer to the content tables below for a breakdown of both the Laser and Surgical sections and what to expect on each of the skills and multiple-choice portions.

 

Laser Section of the LSPE

Multiple Choice Portion*
(40% - 50 items)
60 minutes
Clinical Skills Portion
(60%)
30 minutes
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty 35% (approx. 18 items) 31%
Laser Peripheral Iridotomy 30% (approx. 15 items) 31%
YAG Capsulotomy 35% (approx. 18 items) 38%
*The multiple-choice exam can include, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Complications / Contraindications
  • Laser Settings
  • Pre- and Post-Op Ophthalmic Drugs
  • Indications for Treatment
  • Treatment Protocols
  • Follow-Up Protocols
 

Surgical Section of the LSPE

Multiple Choice Portion*
(40% - 50 items)
60 minutes
Clinical Skills Portion
(60%)
30 minutes
Suturing 19% (approx. 10 items) Suturing 30%
Eyelid Surgery 31% (approx. 16 items)
Injections 24% (approx. 12 items) Chalazion Excision 70%
Anesthesia 26% (approx. 13 items)
*The multiple-choice exam can include, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Surgical Site Infections
  • Neoplasia Screening
  • Biopsies and Report Interpretation
  • Complications / Contraindications
  • Indications for Treatment
  • Follow-Up Protocols
  • Universal Precautions
  • Topical and Injectable Anesthetics
  • Intramuscular Injections
  • Subconjunctival Injections
  • Intralesional Injections
  • Management of Lid Lesions
 
 
 
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