Management of visible and invisible light, with prescription of specific lighting sources and / or spectacle filters, is an under-appreciated and under-utilized therapeutic modality. Yet greater awareness of the science of light plays an important clinical role in the management of AMD, cataract, migraine, traumatic brain injury, photosensitive epilepsy, myopia, autism and other disorders regularly encountered in clinical eye care. Explore the characteristics of visible and near-visible light and research underway allowing optometrists to both protect, promote and enhance human potential by managing light.

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