The eyes have it: contact lens care in pharmacy (AJP July 2019)

Accredited CPD
Group 2

Provider: AJP
Author: Rachel Morrison

CPD Credits: 1.5


Give an overview of appropriate contact lens care and hygiene, and the role of the pharmacist in reinforcing information given to patients by optometrists

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  1. recall key complications associated with contact lens wear;
  2. recognise risk factors for microbial keratitis;
  3. recognise symptoms that require referral;
  4. recall contact lens care advice;
  5. recognise the requirements for use for different contact lens care systems;
  6. identify medications that may interfere with contact lens wear.

The 2016 Competency Standards addressed by this activity include: 1.1, 1.3, 1.5, 3.1

Accreditation number:  CX19019   Accreditation expires: 01/07/2021
This activity has been accredited for 0.75 hours of Group One CPD (or 0.75 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which may be converted to 0.75 hours of Group Two CPD (or 1.5 CPD credits) upon successful completion of the associated assessment activity.