The American Board of Opticianry has approved a one-hour course of Technical, Level 1 continuing education on Sun, Sport and Safety Eyewear. Published in the April issue of VCPN, the course and test can be completed online at VisionCareProducts.com/Education. The course will be graded immediately, and your results will automatically appear on your screen.
In addition to improving patients’ vision, eyecare professionals prescribe eyewear to protect ocular health as well. UV-protective sunwear, lenses that filter blue light and safety eyewear can protect patients’ eyes from the sun, damaging portions of the spectrum emitted by digital device screens and risky activities such as participating in sports, working in certain industrial environments and even some home-based activities. This course provides the background necessary to learn what these sources of potential harm are and how to protect against them using various types of specialty eyewear.