The Role of the Pharmacist in Improving Outcomes in Patients Using Contact Lens Cleaning Solutions

Lucio Volino, PharmD, and Danielle Candelario, PharmD
Published Online: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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The Role of the Pharmacist in Improving Outcomes in Patients Using Contact Lens Cleaning Solutions

Lucio Volino, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice and
Administration
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of
New Jersey Piscataway, New Jersey


Danielle Candelario, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice and
Administration
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers, The State University of
New Jersey Piscataway, New Jersey


Disclosures
The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty
Lucio Volino, PharmD
Danielle Candelario, PharmD


Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education

Planning StaffDavid Heckard; Steve Lin, PharmD, RPh; Maryjo Dixon, RPh

Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff
Kirk McKay and David Allikas

An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Educational Objectives
After participating in this activity, participants should be able to do the following:
1. Recognize the prevalence of contact lens use worldwide and in the United States, as well as the types of contact lenses available and the types of wearing schedules.
2. Identify contemporary contact lens cleaning accessories and the risks associated with the use of soft contact lenses.
3. Recognize high rates of nonadherence and reasons for nonadherence as they relate to contact lens cleaning solutions.
4. Discuss information vital for use in managing patients using contact lens cleaning solutions, including effective patient counseling strategies regarding risks, appropriate use, the importance of compliance, and how and when to consult specialists.

Target audience: Pharmacists
Type of activity: Knowledge
Release date: December 12, 2013
Expiration date: December 12, 2015
Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours
Fee: This lesson is offered free online at www.pharmacytimes.com. There is a nominal fee of $10.00 for mailed/faxed evaluation and exam forms.

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Description: Description: Description: Pharmacy Times/Ascend Media Office of Continuing Professional Education Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-13-165-H04-P. The activity is available for CE credit through December 12, 2015.

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