Sunshine Has a Dark Side

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Introduction:
Clinical research continues to support the reality of the harmful effects of the sun on the eyes. As optical professionals it is our duty to educate our patients to the risks faced everyday by unprotected eyes outdoors. Then we need to provide solutions to care for our patients’ eyes.

Learning Objectives:
As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to: be aware of the clinical research that supports the harmful effects from the sun; have the knowledge and tools to communicate the clinical research to patients; understand the various forms of radiation that negatively impact eye health; acquire the knowledge to present lens solutions to protect patients eyes outdoors; acquire the knowledge to present frame solutions to protect patients eyes outdoors; have the tools to implement an outdoor eyewear growth plan; comprehend the business benefits of providing patient education and outdoor eyewear solutions.