Helper Course: Assisting with Eye Medication

Learning and Development
Helper Course: Assisting with Eye Medication

eye%20medication%20HHOur eyes do wondrous things. Through an incredibly complex system, they take in information which is then connected directly to our brains, allowing us to visually process the world around us.

As we get older, it is important to ensure we monitor our overall eye health and wellness. Illness, injury and ageing can affect our eyesight, so it’s important to keep our eyes as healthy as possible.

It is estimated that over 13 million Australians have one or more chronic (long-term) eye conditions, according to self-reported data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS).

Even if we don’t have problems with our vision, regular exams by an eye doctor can help detect a variety of health issues. Aside from getting access to vision correction like glasses or contacts, an eye exam offers visibility into other healthcare concerns. Not only will it help doctors identify eye health issues such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration preemptively, but it can also help them diagnose other concerns such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, liver disease and even brain tumors.

Sometimes, as part of our eye health we need eye medication. Eye medications are used to diagnose, treat, and prevent eye diseases. Most eye medicines need a prescription. However, lubricants and decongestants are available over the counter too.

As a Helper, you may be required to help your members with dispensing their eye medication.

We have developed an eye medication course to help you provide support to your members who may need assistance.

Our eye medication course teaches what, when, and how to safely assist Members with eye medications. We recommend this free course to Helpers who care for Members taking medications or Helpers who wish to expand their opportunities for additional work.

For further information: Call us on 1300 787 581 or email

To enrol directly: Go to and self-enrol.