Johnson & Johnson Vision Donates $320K to Support Practitioners and Schools of Optometry in Their Efforts to Provide Eye Care to Communities Impacted by COVID-19
- Donation made to the American Academy of Optometry Foundation to support procuring and distributing masks to practitioners and schools of optometry in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada
- Additional donation made to Optometry Cares – The American Optometric Association Foundation to provide financial support to practitioners uniquely impacted by COVID-19 and help ensure eye care remains available
Jacksonville FL, June 23, 2020 — As part of ongoing initiatives to help support eye care in the wake of COVID-19, Johnson & Johnson Vision*, a global leader in eye health and part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies**, has announced donations to Optometry Cares – The American Optometric Association (AOA) Foundation and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF).
As an AOA Recovery Partner, Johnson & Johnson Vision will make a donation to Optometry Cares, the charitable Foundation of the AOA, optometry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization committed to expanding eye health and vision care access to everyone in the U.S. in order to enhance human performance and quality of life. The donation will provide financial support to practitioners uniquely impacted by COVID-19 and help ensure eye care remains available in the wake of COVID-19.
Johnson & Johnson Vision is also making a donation to the AAOF to support their efforts in procuring and distributing masks to practitioners and schools of optometry in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.
“The situation with COVID-19 has had a profound impact across many facets of eye care,” said Dr. Charissa Lee, Head, North America Professional Affairs at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. “We have been listening to needs of eye care community of professionals in the wake of COVID-19, and we remain committed to sustaining our partnership and helping to lead the way as practices and schools of optometry safely emerge stronger than ever before to serve patients.”
The company also continues in its Prioritize Your Eyes campaign to raise awareness worldwide about the connection of eye health to overall health. Prioritize Your Eyes encourages everyone to take the single most important step to protect their eyes—getting an eye exam—and is part of the company’s ongoing commitment and collaboration with various partners and professional organizations to elevate eye health.
To learn more about these donations and other COVID-19 response and recovery efforts from Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Vision please visit www.jjvision.com.
About Johnson & Johnson Vision
At Johnson & Johnson Vision, part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, we have a bold ambition: to change the trajectory of eye health worldwide. 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.
About Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies
At Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, we are helping people live their best lives. Building on more than a century of expertise, we tackle pressing healthcare challenges, and take bold steps that lead to new standards of care while improving people’s healthcare experiences. In surgery, orthopedics, vision, and interventional solutions, we are helping to save lives and paving the way to a healthier future for everyone, everywhere.
*Johnson & Johnson Vision represents the products and services of Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision, Inc., Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., and the affiliates of both.
**The Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies comprise the surgery, orthopedics, vision, and interventional solutions businesses within Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices segment.
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