Eyesight: A study of dental surgery students during their clinical training

1 August 2016
Volume 17, Issue 3

Dentistry is visually demanding and a defect in acuity or colour vision could adversely affect clinical outcomes.

Abstract

Background: Dentistry is visually demanding and a defect in acuity or colour vision could adversely affect clinical outcomes. This study investigated dental students’ self-reported eyesight status, factors influencing them to attend eyesight examinations, methods of correction, perceptions of recall periodicity and compliance with optometrists’ recall recommendations. 

Methods: A survey was conducted of all undergraduate dental students involved in patient care at New Zealand’s only dental school. 

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