Johnson & Johnson Vision announced a month-long celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Tecnis platform, the proprietary combination of materials and design on which Johnson & Johnson Vision IOLs are built. Twenty years ago, a team of researchers and innovators created Tecnis, setting in motion two decades of breakthroughs, including the world’s first aspherical lens and extended depth of focus lens. Today, not only does Tecnis offer a distinct quality of vision1 that allows patients to “See More,” it is also the broadest portfolio of IOLs worldwide, providing surgeons with a variety of solutions to treat different visual conditions, according to a company news release.
“The innovation of the Tecnis platform was a revolutionary advancement in IOL design and composition that changed cataract surgery forever by introducing the concept of quality of vision,” Eric Donnenfeld, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, New York University, said in the news release. “The Tecnis IOL was the first to employ negative spherical aberration and cancel the positive spherical aberration of the cornea achieving improved visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and reducing chromatic aberration. On behalf of my patients and my practice, congratulations to Johnson & Johnson Vision and Tecnison 20 years of improving patient outcomes in cataract surgery.”
In celebration of 20 years, Johnson & Johnson Vision is launching the “See More” campaign to educate patients and physicians on what is possible with cataract surgery and how the Tecnis portfolio unlocks greater potential for patients. Additionally, Johnson & Johnson Vision is donating $20,000 to the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP)|Cure Blindness in honor of the organization’s dedication to spread cataract awareness. HCP | Cure Blindness is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to eradicate preventable blindness in countries across the globe and has screened and treated more than 11.5 million people and performed more than 940,000 surgeries in 20 countries.
Johnson & Johnson Vision will continue to roll out the campaign throughout 2021 by launching a global story search. Stories inside the U.S. about how cataract surgery has enabled patients to “See More” via video, photo or text will be collected at https://www.jjvision.com/tecnis-see-more; stories outside of the U.S. will be collected in accordance with the local and regional data privacy regulations. These “See More” patient stories will represent the true reach of the Tecnis platform.
In 2021, Johnson & Johnson Vision will continue to roll out new Tecnis IOLs across the globe including Tecnis Synergy IOL, Tecnis Symfony IOL, and Tecnis Eyhance IOL, all available at launch with astigmatism correcting options under the next-generation Toric II platform.
Patients who want to learn more about the Tecnis portfolio can visit https://www.beyondcataracts.com/