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

Our lawmakers in Congress consider many proposals on a range of issues, and every day, they make important decisions to support policies that may have a lasting impact on their constituents—you and your patients. 

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. 

Our Lawmakers Look at Vision Care Innovation

During the visit, members of the JJV team spoke with Congressman Rutherford about why proposals to ensure eye health and vision safety are so important.
During the visit, members of the JJV team spoke with Congressman Rutherford about why proposals to ensure eye health and vision safety are so important. 

On Monday, JJV was honored to host our United States Congressman, Representative John Rutherford [R—FL, 4th District], for a site visit at our campus in Jacksonville. 

Members of our leadership and advocacy team enjoyed the opportunity to sit down with the Congressman for a discussion about several of our important vision care priorities, including contact lens prescription expiration dates, prescription verification, and online prescribing and comprehensive eye exams.  

In addition, on a tour of our facilities, we offered the Congressman a glimpse into the complexity of designing and developing the contact lens technologies of the future. 

We also highlighted the importance of policies that help to ensure that, as we bring forth new ACUVUE® Brand technologies to address still unmet patient eye health needs, our lenses will be sold and used exactly as prescribed by an eye care professional. 

JJV, and the entire Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safety, look forward to working with Representative Rutherford—and many other members of Congress—to advance policies at the federal level that promote eye health and vision safety over the next year and beyond.