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What Blue Can Do: Harm or Help?

Debra Bennett

Debra Bennett has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.

Course Description

Blue light potentially has both benefits and inherent hazards to the eye. The optical industry is at the forefront of providing preventative optical technology. After working with the course, the ECP will better understand what type of education and preventative solutions to offer a patient. The radiant spectrum, including visible light, is discussed. Ocular anatomy that responds to radiant light, especially UV and blue light is studied. The attenuation of blue light and many of the preventative products or techniques available are covered. The important role of the ECP in providing ocular protection is discussed.

Course Objectives

  • Define blue light
  • Recognize how blue light can help or harm the patient
  • Compare various lens options and other beneficial methods to protect the eye
  • Compare the different preventative solutions available
  • Describe through patient education the benefits of protective measures
  • Recommend practical solutions for patient care

Course Assessment

There is a 40-question test at the end of the course. A successful passing score of 80% is required on all ABO-NLCE continuing education courses in order to earn the designated number of credits. You will know your grade instantly after completing the course.