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dc.contributor.author Atleski, Nikolas
dc.contributor.author Balderas, Luis
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-15T00:59:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-15T00:59:05Z
dc.date.issued 2017-02-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2323/6073
dc.description This paper is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Optometry. 21 pages. en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Blue light and its negative effects have become increasingly more known to the public, and in response many manufactures have developed various products. Research has found that short wavelengths impact many physiological funct ions in the body, but can also cause toxicity to retinal tissues. Finding the right product that fits the patient's needs and is effective proves difficult for providers. The aim of this project is to compare the effectiveness of various products to filter short wavelength blue, vi olet, and ultraviolet light, so that patients and providers can pick the most appropriate treatment. Methods : Using a spectrophotometer, light transmission through various eyeglass lens materials and blue light filtering products was mea sured. A 2014 MacBook Air 13" laptop with an LED display screen at a 40 em testing distance was used as the measured light source. The percent reduction of light transmiss ion was compa red among the various filters. The light transmission of specifically blue light relative to overall wavelength filtration was also compared. Results: All of the lenses give some sort of reduction on the peak blue light radiance transmission, ranging from 14.40% to 54.09% reduction . The computer display software program filtered the most blue light with a 83.66% reduction. Relative to the overall color filtration, the blue-blocking specific products filtered blue light more than the standard lens materials. Conclusion: The importance of the data collected from this project is that it provides examiners and patients the ability to easily compare what products can reduce blue light with measured values. This allows providers to confidently prescribe their patients a product that filters varying amounts of blue light based on their everyday needs. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries UA 29;
dc.subject Blue light. en_US
dc.subject Retinal tissue toxicity. en_US
dc.subject Light filters. en_US
dc.subject Swan, Mark. O.D. Faculty advisor. en_US
dc.title Blocking Blue Light en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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