UV BEFORE BLUE LIGHT: Prioritizing Light Protection for the Eyes

By Deborah Kotob, ABOM

Release Date: September 15, 2019

Expiration Date: February 5, 2022

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the participant should:

  1. Learn about UV; its proven biological effects and the known threats to eye health
  2. Increase awareness of prevailing misconceptions about still-to-be-determined blue light effects from screen use
  3. Learn about the UV protection gap in 4 out of 5 lenses
  4. Learn about a clear solution for a known problem: UV radiation damage

Course Description:

In this course, you'll be given information to help you understand the need to extend UV protection to UV 400 nm in lenses, beyond the current 380 nm ANSI/ISO standard for "100% UV protection." This course addresses the vital need to refocus the light protection conversation on the dangers posed by UV radiation to the eye and surrounding skin tissues. And, we will provide a perspective on the blue light hazard and the lenses and coatings purported to attenuate them. Finally, you will learn about a product that provides increased UV protection in a clear lens.

Faculty/Editorial Board:

Deborah Kotob Deborah Kotob, ABOM, is currently director of education for Jobson Medical Information LLC, has more than 20 years of experience as an optician. With over 10 years in lens manufacturing as a Sales Consultant, Trainer and LMS content developer. She lectures, trains and conducts webinars on a variety of optical and practice development topics.

Credit Statement:

This course is approved for one (1) hour of CE credit the American Board of Opticianry (ABO)1 hour, Technical Level 2 Course STWJHI002-2

This course has multiple parts.

Please download and read the PDF version, watch the video presentation, download and review any of the resources that are part of the resources tab. For the final steps review the questions for the test and take the test.

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