KMK Core Part 1

Part 1 NBEO® Review

Trusted by over 18,000 students to help them dominate their NBEO part 1 exam for over 14 years. Featuring new video upgrades, practice exams, and the 2018 enhanced textbooks.


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    The KMK Core Part 1 course includes access to the KMK Flashcards, 36.5+ hours of HD videos, KMK Part 1 textbooks, 4,000+ questions with the new KMK Evolve Practice® tests and KMK Precise Practice® tests.

Part 1 Learning Tools

The KMK Core Part 1 course was designed to provide Optometry students with the essentials to dominate Part 1 of boards.

  • KMK Core includes access to 1,800 KMK Flashcards with the ability to save flashcards for later review. Additionally, each flashcard contains a brief explanation or coaching on "why" the answer is correct.
  • KMK's online learning system contains 36.5+ hours of video designed to help you navigate through the textbook.
  • The online learning platform provides you with an organized framework for review. Simply open your textbook and click play on the first video; our team will guide you through the key concepts.
  • With the KMK Precise Practice® Tests & the KMK Evolve Practice® Tests, you have access to 4,000+ questions to help apply your knowledge. You can save questions for later review and track your results with the KMK Dashboard.

KMK Part 1 Textbooks

Do standardized test scare you? Relax... we have compiled all the information in two concise textbooks. All the key concepts are simplified for your review.

  • Our textbooks undergo rigorous updates each year by our Chief Medical Editor, Dr. Kendra Dalton. Our Part 1 textbook, which is broken into 2 volumes, simplifies the studying process by organizing all of the crucial concepts on the Part 1 matrix in one place for efficient review. See Latests Updates >
  • KMK's new Part 1 textbooks, the 11th Edition, is the most advanced KMK textbook ever released. Full of updates, this textbook includes all new diagrams developed by Dr. Nicole Theiss, KMK's Director of Visual Education. 
  • Each chapter of the KMK textbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the KMK video library. The KMK online videos are the ultimate study partner! Simply open your textbook, push play on the video, and enjoy KMK instructors walking you through each section of the chapter, page by page, for efficient and comprehensive review. Learn More >

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Trusted Leader

For over 14 years, KMK has been the #1 choice for optometry board review in the United States. For the last six years, over 97% of Optometry students nationwide trusted KMK for review!

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Organization Made Easy

The NBEO® matrix can be overwhelming with over 1,200 items for review.  Our online system guides you through a proven study plan, with step by step goals, to keep you focused and motivated. 

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Proven Process

Study with confidence knowing 18,000+ students have used KMK to pass their test!   We are so confident KMK can help you dominate your exam we offer our Student Success Commitment.

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KMK Evolve Practice Tests®

KMK’s practice tests now include the most questions in the industry.  Each Evolve Practice® Test contains the exact number of questions and breakdown as the actual NBEO® exam. Learn more!

KMK Releases 4,000+ Questions

More is usually better. In the case of exam preparation questions, its great! KMK strives to continually provide Optometry students with the best resources and material for their board review. KMK now has 4,000+ test questions available for Part 1 review!  We are hearing awesome feedback across the country about this new addition.  These questions… Read More »

Meet Your New Best Friend

When you are studying for boards, wouldn’t it be nice to have an Optometry genius as a study partner…. for every section on the NBEO® outline?  Imagine how much faster you could get through the content.   You could ask them a question anytime you want and get an immediate, concise answer.  Meet Dom, KMK’s… Read More »

The New KMK Whiteboard® Experience

We are constantly looking for new ways to innovate our technology and deliver a better experience for Optometry students. The NBEO® exams are stressful, and we want to make the review process as painless as possible. ” There are many new and exciting technological updates with KMK, but the integration of the KMK Whiteboard® into… Read More »