Nursing Pen lights

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    I'm a new nurse and just been pondering if its safe to use these new LED pen lights to check pt.'s pupils. I am finding more and more of the penlight/ mini flashlights are LED now. What's your guys take on this? Has anyone seen any evidence based practice on this kind of thing?
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    At the facility for which I work the Neuro ICU and ICU must check pupils with a good old fashioned flashlight. According to intensivists and clinical nurse specialist it is the best. They say that the pen lights do not work as well.
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    We are told that the LED lights aren't good for patients eyes.