J&J supports Optometry Giving Sight

March 15, 2012

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care will support Optometry Giving Sight at the silver level, according to a statement from Dr. Mary Anne Murphy, chair of Optometry Giving Sight

Golden, CO - Johnson & Johnson Vision Care will support Optometry Giving Sight at the silver level, according to a statement from Dr. Mary Anne Murphy, Chair of Optometry Giving Sight.

“We are delighted that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has joined our campaign to help ensure that people in underserved communities can gain access to affordable, long-term vision care services delivered by locally trained eye-care professionals,” she said.

Optometry Giving Sight was created in 2003 and is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error.

Dr. Murphy noted that while there are still an estimated 600 million people with refractive error blindness or impaired vision, the optometric profession and industry are being increasingly recognized for the leadership role they are playing in helping to eliminate this backlog.

“Through this charity, we continue to see many lives change for the better,” said Dr. Richard Wallingford, Director of Professional Affairs, Vistakon Division of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. “Each year Optometry Giving Sight continues to advance its mission to improve the quality of life of people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye exam or a pair of glasses.”

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