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Learning update: Eye health

This eduational update article looks at common eye problems.

This educational update article looks at common eye problems and can be used as part of your CPD. It takes the form of common case scenarios you are likely to encounter in the pharmacy.

Work through the article and test your knowledge by answering the multiple-choice questions at the end. Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record, which will then be stored in your personal learning log.

Learning objectives

After reading this article you should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of having regular eye examinations
  • Recommend self-care measures to manage minor eye problems
  • Signpost those needing more information on specific conditions.

Key facts

  • There are around 356,000 people with combined visual and hearing impairment in the UK, according to Action on Hearing Loss
  • Over 50 per cent of sight loss could be avoided, says the RNIB


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