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Advocacy Updates

As the manufacturer of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, Johnson & Johnson Vision, along with our partners in the Coalition for Vision Care Safety, are dedicated to promoting patient eye health and vision safety in the states and at the federal level. Members of J&J Vision’s leadership offer state, federal and regulatory updates, as well as their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges facing eye care providers across the country. Read our recent updates below.

Advocacy Academy is Expanding!

14 September 2017
As our lawmakers return to Capitol Hill and Congress is back in session for the fall, J ohnson & Johnson Vision is excited to announce our latest on-demand resource in the Advocacy Academy — Identifying the Issues: Key Vision Care Issues in 2017. 

Spotlight on Summer Safety

08 August 2017
As we take time to unwind and beat the heat in the summer, we often head to the water. Relaxing in the pool or at the beach is a staple of the summer months, but for contact lens wearers, it can put their eye health and safety at risk without the right precautions. As eye care professionals, you know that patients are likely to engage in at least one risky contact lens behavior—and swimming in their lenses is no exception.

Putting Our Patients First: Highlights from AOA

27 June 2017
Thank you for the opportunity to join so many of you last week in Washington, D.C., at Optometry’s Meeting. The Johnson & Johnson Vision team was excited to be on the ground to engage with eye care professionals from across the country during this inspiring week for our community—and we thank our partner, the American Optometric Association (AOA) for having us and for its dedication to patients and the profession. 

Exciting Updates on the Road to AOA

19 June 2017
It’s been a busy spring, and as I reflect on the many efforts of vision care advocates to make your voices heard on behalf of your patients and the profession, I am inspired by the momentum you’ve built and energized for the important work that lies ahead. Johnson & Johnson Vision and the ACUVUE® Brand look forward to building on that momentum by making it easier than ever to become even stronger vision care advocates, and we couldn’t be more excited to unveil the next generation of advocacy tools to the vision care community. 

Your Voices Were Heard Today at FTC

24 May 2017
Johnson & Johnson Vision joined our partners in the Coalition for Patient Vision Safety, including the American Optometric Association (AOA), for a meeting today with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Acting Acting Chairman, Maureen Ohlhausen to discuss FTC’s proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule.

From Washington, DC, to Jacksonville: Sharing the Value of Vision Care with Lawmakers

25 April 2017
Johnson & Johnson Vision (JJV) and the ACUVUE® Brand, alongside our partners in vision care advocacy, are continuing our work this year to ensure that as our lawmakers in Congress consider proposals that may impact contact lens patient eye health and vision safety, they are well-informed about the vision care issues of today. 

Eyes on Washington

11 April 2017
Today, the Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill about critical issues impacting today’s eye care community. Keeping policymakers and their staff members up-to-date about issues facing the industry helps them make educated decisions; and on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision and the ACUVUE® Brand, I was pleased to share our perspective on how valuable the relationship between doctor and patient is in protecting eye health when wearing contact lenses.

Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going in 2017

23 March 2017
In December, I shared with you my vision for 2017: to work together—as we have so many times before—to address new challenges and create more opportunities for patient eye health and safety advocates to make their voices heard. 

The Power of You: Taking a Stand Through Advocacy

01 March 2017
I am inspired every day by the work that the eye care profession does on behalf of patients’ eye health and vision safety—from one-on-one conversations with patients about the importance of the proper care and cleaning of their lenses to writing, calling, and visiting your representatives in your states and on Capitol Hill.

The Power of the Patient Voice: Promoting Comprehensive Eye Care in the States

16 February 2017
We’re only weeks into most states’ legislative calendars, and we are already seeing the impact of patients, eye care providers, and manufacturers raising their voices on behalf of eye health and vision safety. Indiana state...

Thank you for making your voice heard.

31 January 2017
It’s official. The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) brief comment period on its proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule closed on January 30, 2017. Thank you to the hundreds of eye care professionals who shared their valuable insight on the impact of the FTC’s proposed changes on vision care practices and patients.

Vision Care in 2017: A New Year and a Bright Future

10 January 2017
In 2016, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc., (JJVCI) worked alongside countless vision care advocates to deliver on our commitment to help people see better, connect better, and live better by promoting patient eye health, vision safety, and choice in the marketplace.