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Keeping the Ocular Surface Pristine

Date: 14/03/2022 (AEDT)


Provider: Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia

Contact: Alexa Norton, [E], [P] 02 9431 8676

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of managing ocular surface contamination and potential resultant inflammation associated with cosmetics in CL and non CL wearers
  • Understand correct use, type and application of eye cosmetics to minimise complications and improve outcomes
  • Be updated with research which highlights that multiple adverse reactions to mainstream eye makeup and skincare may occur: This will be expanded on and discussed in detail
  • Learn how to interpret OSDI results, and categorise into true dry eye or vision behaviour
  • Learn How to discuss make-up and dry eyes, and suggest modified use of make-up as part of the treatment plan
  • Learn how to use fluorescein to investigate blinking and its link to both staining and vision stability

Max CPD hours awarded: 1

Session Information

Blurring the Lines Between Beauty & Pharma: Cosmetics and the Ocular Surface & Exploring the link between staining and self-esteem
Duration of CPD Session/Module
Duration of CPD Session/Module inclusive of Assessment Component

Acknowledgement of Country

In the spirit of reconciliation Optometry Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.