Pharmacists are registered health professionals. Their role is to ensure the safe, appropriate and effective use of prescribed and non-prescribed medications. They can provide advice on medicine side effects and how medications react with each other. They can also advise you on available options to deal with common eye symptoms such as seasonal allergies.
Pharmacies sometimes sell ready-made ‘reading’ or magnifying glasses. When buying medications, eye drops or reading glasses from your pharmacist, don’t forget to explain any eye symptoms you may have. The pharmacist may recommend you see an optometrist or GP for further evaluation. Pharmacists do not carry out eye tests.
Pharmacy assistants can provide you with information and redirect you to an appropriate health or eye health professional if required.
For more information
Visit the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia website