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.

Course Code:



Stuart Richer, O.D.



AOA Expiration Date:


Related News

Constant presence: Alliance builds reputation for patient safety advocacy

Founded five years ago, the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (HCAPS) is making good on its mission to advocate for patient safety and protect the fundamental doctor-patient relationship. The alliance’s advocacy will be recognized with the AOA’s Apollo Award during a ceremony at the 2023 Optometry’s Meeting® June 21-24.

What defines the value of care we provide?

Health and vision plans have not adapted and grown with the care we deliver but hold back optometry’s momentum.

How to speak the universal language of care

How to create a bilingual and culturally sensitive practice, why it matters to patients and how it can set you apart from the competition.