Up-Close and Personal: The Pharmacist's Role in Guiding Patients Using Contact Lens Care Products

Pharmacy Times, August 2015 Pain Awareness, Volume 81, Issue 8

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

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

Up-Close and Personal: The Pharmacist's Role in Guiding Patients Using Contact Lens Care Products

Faculty

Miranda Wilhelm, PharmD

Clinical Associate Professor

Southern Illinois University

Edwardsville School of Pharmacy

Edwardsville, Illinois

Educational Objectives

After completing this continuing education program, the participant will be able to:

  • Examine 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.
  • Differentiate between currently available contact care lens products, including recommendations for appropriate patient use.
  • Identify high rates of noncompliance and reasons for noncompliance as they relate to contact lens cleaning solutions.
  • Explore frequently asked patient questions in regard to appropriate use of contact lenses and contact lens care products.

Target audience:

Pharmacists

Type of activity:

Knowledge

Release date:

August 7, 2015

Expiration date:

August 7, 2017

Estimated time to complete activity:

1.5 hours

Fee:

Free

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 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-15-089-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through August 7, 2017.