Eye Conditions Hub

Identifying eye conditions is a vital skill for your pharmacy team.

80% of pharmacists see at least one customer with an eye condition each day, often caused by modern lifestyles.1 Many common eye conditions have overlapping signs and symptoms, which can be confusing for customers -  and a challenging area for pharmacies. A mystery shopping report in 2014 showed that only 42% of pharmacies surveyed in the UK correctly identified dry eye.2 Giving customers better advice on eye conditions will demonstrate the value of a pharmacy visit.

  1. Marchetti F. Pharm J, 2016; Suppl Aug 19:  DOI: 10.1211/PJ.2016.20201448. https://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/pharmacy-learning-centre/high-street-pharmacies-and-opticians-should-work-together-to-help-manage-minor-eye-conditions/20201448.article.
  2.  Bilkhu P et al. Management of dry eye in UK pharmacies. 2014.

Team Training Exercises

Team Training Exercises

We’ve created some simple exercises to reinforce your team’s learning once they have completed their training modules. These are designed to help your team put their knowledge into practice in an everyday pharmacy environment.

Download Eye Conditions training exercise

Useful CPD links and Resources

If you’d like to expand or refresh your own clinical understanding of eye conditions, here are some good Continuing Professional Development links and additional resources to help you keep up-to-date with the latest evidence and practice.

Pharmacy and eye care

Management guidance

Efficacy data