Legislation & Policymaking
Vision to Action
Working together with you, our advocacy work has led to great outcomes
letters from 400+ advocates sent to Congress in 2020 supporting the elimination of robocalls for prescription verification
clicks to regulations.gov driving public comments on FTC’s 2019 proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule
online eye health advocates engaged on our Vision to Action Facebook page
The Final Contact Lens Rule Requirements
Major updates to the Contact Lens Rule are in effect as of April 1, 2021. Johnson & Johnson Vision developed a resource to help you understand what this means.
A Call to Modernize the Contact Lens Rule in 2020
We supported legislation in the US Senate to fix new requirements in the Contact Lens Rule that burden doctors and jeopardize the safety of their patients
Mobilizing Members of Congress
Johnson & Johnson Vision worked with a bipartisan congressional delegation in our headquarters state of Florida to encourage FTC to eliminate robocalls—setting the stage for future action in Congress like the Modernization Act.
Advocating to End Robocalls
In May 2019, FTC recognized through its proposed updates to the Contact Lens Rule some of the key problems with robocalls and the misuse of the prescription verification process, which can contribute to substitution of a non-prescribed brand or manufacturer of lenses.
The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety
Johnson & Johnson Vision is proud to be a leadership member of the Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS) - a leading voice for patient eye health and safety comprised of health advocates, innovators, and trusted health experts from the eye health community.
Our Commitments and Activities
- Together with our partners in APS, we work to shape policy on eye health issues through advocacy and collective action at the Federal and State levels.
- Through the APS and on our own as a leader in eye health advocacy, we educate members of Congress on the importance of eye health issues and initiatives.
- Our leaders take an active contributor role in APS forums and roundtables to educate lawmakers on issues such as the importance of combatting counterfeit contact lenses and ensuring that as technologies evolve, telemedicine is used safely and responsibly.
- Past North America President Thomas Swinnen joined our partners in APS for a Hill Day and led discussions with lawmakers focused on our top priorities like patient eye safety and the importance of the patient-doctor relationship.
- Past North American President Thomas Swinnen spoke at an APS sponsored Hill briefing on our commitment to combat counterfeit contact lenses.
Read more about the work we’re doing through APS to advance patient health and safety in Congress.