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.
We have more than a vision...
New initiatives are constantly introduced with many directly impacting patient eye health and vision safety, and we have more than a vision to ensure a strong future for our patients and the profession. We have tools and commitment as well.
Just in time for the American Optometric Association’s Optometry’s Meeting in Washington, D.C., Johnson & Johnson Vision will introduce two digital platforms designed to keep you informed on some of the important issues affecting contact lens patients and to help you make your voice heard:
- First, our updated advocacy website and Facebook community, Vision to Action. Vision to Action is your one-stop shop for resources and up-to-the-minute advocacy action updates—so you can be the first to know what’s happening at the state and national level.
- Advocacy Academy, an on-demand, virtual learning tool designed just for you. There, you’ll find quick, mobile-ready tips and reminders to help you in your local, state and federal advocacy efforts – not to mention information on top issues facing patients, practices and our vision care community.
On the road again to our nation's capital...
I am personally looking forward to connecting with many of you during Optometry’s Meeting. I cannot think of a more fitting location for this year’s meeting as we engage with eye care professionals in advocacy and offer tools to make it easier to be the best vision care advocates.
We also look forward to sponsoring the first-ever AOA+ meeting and keynote speaker, and at the same time, helping students and young ODs engage meaningfully on Capitol Hill.
As I look to our exciting milestones ahead, from the launch of our next generation of advocacy tools to our time together in Washington, D.C., I am reminded of my vision for our advocacy efforts this year: address new challenges and create opportunities to make our voices heard—on behalf of patients and the profession. Together, we can continue to achieve that vision.
We thank you for your commitment to your patients, and I look forward to seeing many of you very soon in our nation’s capital.