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Webinar: A Dive Into the Deep Blue
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One hour 'live' webinar on Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017 from 8:00 pm Eastern Time to 9:00 pm Eastern Time. This is the only time this webinar will be presented.

9/12/2017
When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Where: Online - Ryan Imperio
Contact: Barbara McCalley
937-725-0181


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Time:  8:00 pm EDT - 9:00 pm EDT

Date:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A Dive Into the Deep Blue
Ryan Imperio, CRA, OCT-C

This presentation will review the science of light and how it is absorbed by ocular structures with a focus on ultraviolet and high-energy visible light.  It is well-known that prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light can have ill effects on ocular health, but recent research has suggested that high-energy visible light can also pose a risk. Blue light falls within the spectrum of having both a short wavelength and a high amount of energy. As part of the visible light spectrum, blue light is transmitted through the anterior structures of the eye and is absorbed by the retina. Long-term exposure could be recognized as a potential risk factor for retinal damage such as that found in AMD. Conversely, blue light impacts visual acuity, hormone balance, and the circadian rhythm. Modern lighting and digital devices emit an increased level of blue light and has many eye care professionals concerned about what is being termed as the “blue light hazard”.

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