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Become an OTC Expert in Eyes

By May 5, 2021September 29th, 2021No Comments

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Eyecare often overlaps with other categories, such as allergies, infections and lifestyle, and so presents a good opportunity for you to help people self-manage these conditions without burdening their doctor. However, the range of eyecare products can be confusing, so customers will be coming to you for answers and advice on what is best for them.

Our OTC Expert in Eyes course will prepare you to give customers appropriate advice and make confident recommendations.


What value will the OTC Expert in Eyes course bring to your pharmacy…


Eyecare becomes frequently entangled within the aforementioned categories; this means that you can offer a refuge, eliminating the need for them to visit a doctor, using efficient treatment recommendations. In becoming an OTC expert in eyes, you will expand your Pharmacy’s capabilities, providing patients with a one-stop medical hub for all of their eyecare treatment needs.


OTC expert in eyes


Why should you do this course?


This course includes:


  • A personalised certificate as evidence of course completion
  • Video tutorials and relevant images to engage the learner
  • Case scenarios to illustrate and reinforce key learning points
  • Multiple choice quiz elements to test learning
  • A structured learning plan
  • Learning outcomes
  • Further reading to build on the course content


The flexibility of our online learning system allows you to tailor your learning to suit your schedule, as well as your individual needs. Further information regarding the benefits of Online Learning Management Systems can be found within our latest blog post. You can also find out why Online Learning is essential for the future of Community Pharmacy here.


OTC expert in eyes


By the end of this course your team will be able to:


  • Recognise examples of minor conditions that affect the eyes
  • Advise customers on symptom management
  • Recommend the appropriate eyecare treatments for said customers




This course will take approximately 15 minutes to see through to completion. However, additional learning content is available in the form of videos and articles. These can be used for learning enhancement, or to accommodate for varying learning styles.


OTC expert in eyes


Why is this eye health Pharmacy training course essential?


Moreover, the pandemic has led to increased screen time for remote working, schooling and socialising. As a result, there has been an increase in problems such as eye dryness and eye strain. Following this, Vision Matters, the organisation responsible for National Eye Health Week, has stressed the importance of seeking medical help for your eye-related concerns.

These include conditions such as Blepharitis, conjunctivitis, dry eyes and stys. The course will also help you to understand the links between eyecare and conditions such as Glaucoma and Diabetes, that lead to more serious issues such as nerve damage, and potential sight loss. In ensuring that your eyecare knowledge is comprehensive, you will in turn make sure that a patient’s experience in your Pharmacy leaves them feeling reassured and adequately advised.


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This blog post was written on behalf of Mediapharm by Carla Moore from Pharmacy Mentor.