IAPB announces that Johnson & Johnson Vision will join efforts to advocate for better eye health


September 7, 2023, Global - The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced that Johnson & Johnson Vision has joined the global eye health body as a Band A Member. Working together, Johnson & Johnson Vision and the IAPB will focus on advocating for better eye health around the world.

“More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer from vision impairment that’s either preventable or treatable. While we’ve come an incredibly long way in terms of treatments and health standards, we have a long road yet to travel,” said Peter Menziuso, Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Vision. “At Johnson & Johnson Vision, our mission is to make vision possible for patients around the world through innovation, education, and partnership. We are honored to join the IAPB to help advocate for better eye health and know our collective actions — today, tomorrow, and in the future have the potential to improve the future of eye health around the world.”

Peter Holland, CEO of IAPB said, “We are delighted to welcome Johnson & Johnson Vision to the IAPB, joining over 200 organisations working towards a world where no one experiences unnecessary or preventable sight loss and everyone, everywhere can reach their full potential. IAPB and our global membership will greatly benefit from Johnson & Johnson Vision’s knowledge and expertise in areas such as Refractive Error and Cataract and will help enhance our advocacy work and see an end to avoidable sight loss by 2030.”

As well as becoming a member of IAPB, Johnson & Johnson Vision have joined the Love Your Eyes campaign by becoming World Sight Day Global Partners. This year World Sight Day activities, which are co-ordinated by IAPB, its global partners and members will be spotlighting the world of work under the theme of “Love Your Eyes at Work” emphasising the critical importance of prioritising eye health on employee productivity, safety, and overall well-being.

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For more information, please contact IAPB Director of Communications, Campaigns & Events, Simon Darvill - sdarvill@iapb.org

About IAPB

IAPB is the overarching alliance for the global eye health sector, with more than 150 organisations in over 100 countries working together for a world where everyone has universal access to eye care. IAPB believes in a world in which no one is needlessly visually impaired, where everyone has access to the best possible standard of eye health; and where those with irreparable vision loss achieve their full potential. Our key priorities are global advocacy, connecting knowledge and strengthening the network. For more information, please visit IAPB’s website www.iapb.org.

About Johnson & Johnson Vision

At Johnson & Johnson Vision, part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, we have a bold ambition: to change the trajectory of eye health around the world. Through our operating companies, we deliver innovation that enables eye care professionals to create better outcomes for patients throughout their lives, with products and technologies that address unmet needs including refractive error, cataracts and dry eye. In communities with greatest need, we work in collaboration to expand access to quality eye care, and we are committed to helping people see better, connect better and live better. Visit us at www.jjvision.com. Follow @JNJVision on Twitter and Johnson & Johnson Vision on LinkedIn, and @JNJVision on Facebook.

About World Sight Day

World Sight Day is coordinated by IAPB and is an annual day of awareness, held on the second Thursday of October. It is an opportunity to focus the world's attention on eye care. World Sight Day 2023 will be held on Thursday 12 October 2023.