Journal article

Insights into Australian optometrists' knowledge and attitude towards prescribing blue light-blocking ophthalmic devices

Sumeer Singh, Andrew J Anderson, Laura E Downie

OPHTHALMIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL OPTICS | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

PURPOSE: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to survey Australian optometrists regarding their attitudes towards, and knowledge of, blue light-blocking lenses designed to attenuate blue light transmission to the eye. METHODS: A 29-item survey was distributed at a major national optometry education conference and through professional networks. Respondents provided information regarding their demographics and practice modalities, knowledge about the potential effects of blue light, and attitudes towards prescribing blue light-blocking ophthalmic devices. Ordinal logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the factors that predicted optometrists' prescribing of blue light-blockin..

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