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  • Clinical Management of the Effects of Blue Light

  • CREDITS: 1 Credit Hour
  • COPE ID: # 52004-PS

This course is designed to provide the attendee with a comprehensive understanding of the association of blue light with Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Digital Eye Strain. This course will define Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD) and discuss its use in the management of patients at risk for AMD. Lastly, this course will thoroughly review the findings of the 2015 Digital Eye Strain Report and provide suggestions for lifestyle, workspace, and spectacle modifications in order to relieve the symptoms of Digital Eye Strain.

Course Objectives:

  • The participant will get a basic review of the Electromagnetic Spectrum, specifically UV radiation.
  • The participant will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of blue light.
  • The participant will understand the link between blue light and Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
  • The participant will learn about the clinical significance of Macular Pigment Optical Density (MPOD), learn how to measure MPOD, and how to manage a patient’s MPOD score.
  • The participant will understand the symptoms of Digital Eye Strain, be introduced to the results of the 2015 Digital Eye Strain Report, and learn how to manage the symptoms of Digital Eye Strain.

LECTURER

Ashley Wallace-Tucker, O.D.,FAAO

From: University of Houston College of Optometry

Email: awallace-tucker@central.uh.edu

Profile: http://www.opt.uh.edu/faculty/AWallace-Tucker



Biography:

Dr. Wallace-Tucker received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida in 2006 and her Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of Houston College of Optometry (UHCO) in 2010. She subsequently completed a residency in cornea and contact lens at UHCO. Dr. Wallace Tucker is a Visiting Assistant Professor at UHCO, where her clinical practices include the Cornea and Contact Lens Service and Family Practice Service. As a Therapeutic Doctor of Optometry, she is licensed to diagnose and treat ocular disease and is certified by the Texas Optometry Board to practice as a Glaucoma Specialist. Dr. Wallace-Tucker is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.