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IAPB announces that Johnson & Johnson Vision will join efforts to advocate for better eye health

Published: 07.09.2023
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The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has announced that Johnson & Johnson Vision has joined the global eye health body as a Band A Member. Working together, Johnson & Johnson Vision and the IAPB will focus on advocating for better eye health around the world.

“More than 2 billion people worldwide suffer from vision impairment that’s either preventable or treatable. While we’ve come an incredibly long way in terms of treatments and health standards, we have a long road yet to travel,” said Peter Menziuso, Company Group Chairman, Johnson & Johnson Vision. “At Johnson & Johnson Vision, our mission is to make vision possible for patients around the world through innovation, education, and partnership. We are honored to join the IAPB to help advocate for better eye health and know our collective actions — today, tomorrow, and in the future have the potential to improve the future of eye health around the world.”

Peter Holland, CEO of IAPB said, “We are delighted to welcome Johnson & Johnson Vision to the IAPB, joining over 200 organisations working towards a world where no one experiences unnecessary or preventable sight loss and everyone, everywhere can reach their full potential. IAPB and our global membership will greatly benefit from Johnson & Johnson Vision’s knowledge and expertise in areas such as Refractive Error and Cataract and will help enhance our advocacy work and see an end to avoidable sight loss by 2030.”

As well as becoming a member of IAPB, Johnson & Johnson Vision have joined the Love Your Eyes campaign by becoming World Sight Day Global Partners. This year World Sight Day activities, which are co-ordinated by IAPB, its global partners and members will be spotlighting the world of work under the theme of “Love Your Eyes at Work” emphasising the critical importance of prioritising eye health on employee productivity, safety, and overall well-being.

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Image courtesy of the Clinton Health Access Initiative South Africa.