As part of ongoing initiatives to help support eye care in the wake of COVID-19, Johnson & Johnson Vision announced donations to Optometry Cares, the charitable foundation of The American Optometric Association (AOA) Foundation and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF).
As an AOA Recovery Partner, Johnson & Johnson Vision will make a donation to Optometry Cares, optometry’s premier philanthropic and charitable organization committed to expanding eye health and vision care access to everyone in the U.S. The donation will provide financial support to practitioners uniquely impacted by COVID-19 and help ensure eye care remains available in the wake of COVID-19.
Johnson & Johnson Vision is also making a donation to the AAOF to support their efforts in procuring and distributing masks to practitioners and schools of optometry in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.
“The situation with COVID-19 has had a profound impact across many facets of eye care,” Dr. Charissa Lee, Head, North America Professional Affairs at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, said in a company news release. “We have been listening to needs of eye care community of professionals in the wake of COVID-19, and we remain committed to sustaining our partnership and helping to lead the way as practices and schools of optometry safely emerge stronger than ever before to serve patients.”
The company also continues in its Prioritize Your Eyes campaign to raise awareness worldwide about the connection of eye health to overall health. Prioritize Your Eyes encourages everyone to take the single most important step to protect their eyes—getting an eye exam—and is part of the company’s ongoing commitment and collaboration with various partners and professional organizations to elevate eye health.
To learn more about these donations and other COVID-19 response and recovery efforts from Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Vision visit www.jjvision.com.