Johnson & Johnson Vision to Showcase New Data and Interactive Experiences at 2018 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting

  • Eleven scientific presentations and posters will highlight research advances in contact lenses, antimicrobial technologies, myopia treatment and more
  • First-ever photochromic contact lenses are featured in two of the 'Most Newsworthy' scientific presentations, as selected by the American Academy of Optometry
  • Interactive learning experiences and demonstrations highlight patient-focused benefits of innovative new technologies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 1, 2018 -- Johnson & Johnson Vision will highlight new data at the 2018 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting (Academy 2018), held November 7-10 in San Antonio, Texas. Two paper presentations highlighting visual performance of photochromic contact lenses were designated among the "Most Newsworthy" at the meeting by the Academy. Johnson & Johnson Vision will also sponsor and host a variety of interactive experiences throughout the meeting, focused on enhancing care and improving patient outcomes.

"At Johnson & Johnson Vision, we are committed to helping people see better, connect better and live better, and new scientific data we are proud to present at Academy 2018 has relevance for eye care professionals and their patients around the world," said Peter Menziuso, President, North America, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. "And the interactive experiences in our booth enable us to connect and share our groundbreaking innovation and one-of-a-kind technologies with eye care professionals in unique and exciting ways."

Interactive Experiences in Booth #1742
Johnson & Johnson Vision's exhibit booth #1742 at Academy 2018 will host a variety of interactive experiences including product trials, hands-on demonstrations and education.

Visitors to the Johnson & Johnson Vision booth can experience a one-of-a-kind light simulation highlighting the unique benefits of ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions Light Intelligent Technology and see how the lens works in real-time demonstrations.

The LipiScan Dynamic Meibomian Imager and the LipiFlow Thermal Pulsation System will be in the booth, where the Johnson & Johnson Vision team will share how these technologies can help image the Meibomian glands and treat Meibomian gland dysfunction, respectively, and establish a medical service line for dry eye. Booth visitors will have the opportunity to receive their own personal Meibomian gland imaging. 

Connect-and-Learn Events 
Johnson & Johnson Vision is proud to sponsor events during Academy 2018 that bring together members of the optometric community for access to the latest advances and leading experts – as well as to support and learn from each other. All events, unless otherwise noted, will be held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Wednesday, November 7

  • Knock Out Drop Out in Your Practice Lunch & Learn
    12:00 – 12:45 p.m., Classroom 152, Room 006CD, River Level  Dr. Carol Alexander provides a comprehensive solution to help eye health professionals and patients break out of the contact lens drop out pattern.
  • Student Networking Reception
    5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Ballroom B2
    Dr. Charissa Lee helps to welcome optometry students to Academy 2018 at this opening night reception
  • Cataract Surgery Broadcast
    7:00 – 10:00 p.m., University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry Lecture Hall 328/Events Room 301  Join Gregory Parkhurst, MD, and Roberto Saenz, OD, along with an esteemed panel of clinical experts for a high-definition broadcast of cataract surgery.
    Visit to register.

Friday, November 9

  • Student Networking Lunch
    12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
    All optometry students are welcome for an engaging networking luncheon, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision.
  • The Future of Contact Lenses for Optometry Vision Theater Session
    12:40 – 1:20 p.m.
    Wondering what's next for the future of contact lenses? Dr. Carol Alexander highlights world-class innovations and diverse eye health technologies with a focus on keeping the doctor-patient relationship at the center of care.
  • Resident & Practitioner Match
    4:30 – 6:00 p.m., Room 225
    Johnson & Johnson Vision is proud to sponsor this opportunity for residents and doctors to meet, talk and connect.

Scientific Presentations 
Among the 11 papers and posters presented at Academy 2018 by Johnson & Johnson Vision and its collaborators are studies focused on photochromic contact lenses, myopia control measurement, antimicrobial technologies and more. All scientific presentations will take place in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Wednesday, November 7

  • Paper Presentation: A Contra-lateral Comparison of the Visual Effects of Clear vs. Photochromic Contact Lenses. Presented by Dr. Billy Hammond (Room 303, 1:15 – 1:30 p.m.)
  • Paper Presentation: Contact Lens Induced Corneal Infiltrative Events During Extended Melimine Antimicrobial Contact Lens (MACL) Wear Clinical Trial. Presented by Dr. Mark Willcox (Room 303, 2:30 – 2:45 p.m.)
  • Paper Presentation: Does Extended Melimine Antimicrobial Contact Lens (MACL) Wear Affect the Ocular Microbiota? Presented by Dr. Parthasarathi Kalaiselvan (Room 303, 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Paper Presentation: Investigating the Role of UV-blocker as an Antioxidant to Prevent Oxidation of Tear Film Component Deposition in Commercial Contact Lens Hydrogels. Presented by Noelle Rabiah (Room 303, 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.)

Thursday, November 8

  • Paper Presentation: The Impact of Photochromic Contact Lenses on Daytime and Nighttime Driving Performance. Presented by Dr. John Buch (Hemisfair Ballroom C1 "Hot Topics", 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.)
  • Paper Presentation: Meta-analysis of Axial Elongation in Myopic Children. Presented by Dr. Noel Brennan (Room 304, 1:00 p.m.)

Friday, November 9

  • Poster Presentation: Evidence-based Efficacy of Myopia Control Interventions. Poster #84 presented by Dr. Noel Brennan (Exhibit Hall 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Poster Presentation: Comparison of a Neuro-optical Model with Vision Performance in Multifocal Contact Lenses. Poster #156 presented by Dr. Derek Nankivil (Exhibit Hall 3, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
  • Poster Presentation: Prevalence of Astigmatism in Presbyopes. Poster #141 presented by Dr. Tom Karkkainen(Exhibit Hall 3, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.).
  • Poster Presentation: Prelens Tear Film Measurements Using Twyman-Green Interferometry. Poster #159 presented by Greg Hofmann (Exhibit Hall 3, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Poster Presentation: Comfort and Biocompatibility During Extended Melimine Antimicrobial Contact Lens (MACL) Wear Clinical Trial. Poster #151 presented by Dr. Mark Willcox (Exhibit Hall 3, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

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