Three things assistants should know about eye health

The Pharmacy Guild has launched a new eye care course for pharmacy assistants.

The online course covers the common conditions, dry eye and red eye.

It includes:

  1. The symptoms and management of dry eye and allergic conjunctivitis
  2. When and how customers should be referred to the pharmacist; and
  3. Preventative advice for customers.

The Guild says the course will help pharmacy assistants guide patients who need non-prescription medicines for self-limiting eye conditions.

Eye drops are the sixth most common over the counter medicine sold in pharmacies.