Eye care habits of dentists registered in the United Kingdom

R. G. Chadwick, M. Alatsaris, M. Ranka

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    Objective To determine the current eyecare behaviour of dentists and compare this against published standards concerning frequency of sight test intervals and eye protection.Design Postal questionnaire.Subjects and methods Four hundred dentists were selected at random for inclusion in the study from the UK 2004 Dentists Register. They were invited to complete a questionnaire that ascertained their gender and age, current eyesight status and method of correction, elapsed time interval since their last eyesight test and reason for attendance. In addition, the use and power of magnification was sought along with the adoption of protective eyewear. Responses were coded and placed in a relational database to facilitate interrogation and subsequent statistical analysis.Results The questionnaire return rate was 63% (247 and allowing for the seven questionnaires returned marked unknown at this address). Of these 158 were males and 81 female. The majority worked in general dental practice. Those with known eyesight deficiencies were statistically more likely (p
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberE7
    Number of pages5
    JournalBritish Dental Journal
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007


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