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

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Pharmacy Times, December 2013 Heart Health, Volume 79, Issue 12

Pharmacists can learn about issues relating to the use of contact lens cleaning solutions.

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Alcon, Inc.

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

Lucio Volino, PharmD

Clinical Assistant ProfessorPharmacy Practice andAdministrationErnest Mario School of PharmacyRutgers, The State University ofNew Jersey Piscataway, New Jersey

Danielle Candelario, PharmD

Clinical Assistant ProfessorPharmacy Practice andAdministrationErnest Mario School of PharmacyRutgers, The State University ofNew Jersey Piscataway, New Jersey

Disclosures

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

Faculty

Lucio Volino, PharmDDanielle 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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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.