Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Optometrists in Jordan towards Blue Light Blocking Ophthalmic Devices
This study aims at investigating the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practice habits of optometrists in Jordan toward blue light-blocking ophthalmic devices. A cross-sectional study was conducted using an online survey covering participants' sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge of sources of blue light, the potential effect of blue light on the eye, and the attitudes and perceptions of optometrists towards blue light filtering devices. Of the 381 participants, 67.2% have been prescribed blue light filtering devices, with the first pair of lenses prescribed in the year 2013. Only 11.9% of the prescribed spectacles were ordered with blue light-blocking filters, with 38.6% citing revenue.
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