Johnson & Johnson Vision Showcases Expanded Eye Health Offerings, New Research and Innovation at 96th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry

Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Theater to highlight thought leader discussions on contact lens technologies, dry eye, cataract co-management and social media marketing 

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 11, 2017) – Johnson & Johnson Vision will showcase the newest additions to its eye health portfolio, including ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, the Blink® Family of Products, cataract surgical technologies, and medical devices from TearScience at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Optometry. The company is also supporting presentation of papers and posters highlighting new clinical and market research in eye health. 

“Patient needs continue to drive product innovation, research and our expansion into eye health at Johnson & Johnson Vision,” said Millicent Knight, OD, FAAO, FAARM, Vice President, Professional Education & Development, North America, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. 

“Johnson & Johnson Vision is delivering products and services that help patients honor their eyes – including new contact lens technologies for astigmatic patients, extended depth-of-focus intraocular lenses for use in cataract surgery, and medical devices dedicated to evaluating meibomian gland health and treating Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD), the leading cause of Dry Eye Disease. These new products and portfolio additions enable us to better partner with eye care professionals to treat patients throughout their eye health journey.” 

Johnson & Johnson Vision welcomes meeting attendees to visit booth #321 to experience the latest ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses firsthand, including its most recent astigmatism products, ACUVUE® VITA® Brand for ASTIGMATISM and ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day Brand for ASTIGMATISM. The Blink® Family of Products will be featured in the booth, and samples will be available. Booth visitors can also enjoy a truly unique interactive experience – and compete against colleagues – through a one-of-a-kind arcade-style game. 

In Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Theater, optometric thought leaders will share their perspectives on a variety of eye health topics. These presentations are open to all meeting attendees. 

Johnson & Johnson Vision’s Theater – Booth 321 

Thursday, October 12 

10:30 am – 10:45 am Dr. Carol Alexander 
Advocacy – Where Does Johnson & Johnson Vision Stand? 

11:30 am – 11:45 am Dr. Paul Karpecki 
What is the Extended Depth of Focus IOL? 

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Dr. Marc Bloomenstein 
When is it Time to Discuss Treatment for Cataracts? 

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Dr. Alan Glazier, Dr. Lee Ball, Julie Copaken 
What’s new at Johnson & Johnson Vision: ACUVUE® VITA® for ASTIGMATISM, Blink® Family of Products, TearScience® 

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Dr. Paul Karpecki 
Pre-Operative Management of the Cataract Patient 

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm Dr. Marc Bloomenstein 
Managing Post-Operative Care of the Cataract Patient 

5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Dr. Giovanna Olivares 

Friday, October 13 

11:30 am – 11:45 am Dr. Alan Glazier, Dr. Lee Ball, Jason Betik 
ACUVUE® Digital Guide: Your Guide to Social Media Marketing 

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Dr. Giovanna Olivares 


Johnson & Johnson Vision 

Johnson & Johnson Vision, through its operating companies, is committed to improving and restoring sight for patients worldwide. Since debuting the world’s first disposable soft contact lens in 1987, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. has been helping patients see better through their world-leading ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses portfolio. In 2017, with the addition of Abbott Medical Optics Inc., the Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision business, Johnson & Johnson invested further in eye health by expanding into cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery (LASIK) and consumer eye health. Serving more than 60 million patients a day across 103 countries, Johnson & Johnson Vision is committed to helping more people in more places improve or restore their sight. Dual headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, and Santa Ana, California, Johnson & Johnson Vision has more than 10,000 employees worldwide. 

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For further information, contact: 

Kara Peterson 
904-443-3480 (office) 
817-374-3960 (mobile) 

Important Information for Contact Lens Wearers: ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are available by prescription only for vision correction. An eye care professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, contact your eye doctor immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional and ask for a Patient Instruction Guide, call 1-800-843-2020 or visit 

ACUVUE®, ACUVUE OASYS®, VITA® and EYE-INSPIRED™ are trademarks of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. 

© Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. 2017