Johnson & Johnson appoints new head of Professional Affairs

January 28, 2014

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., announced the appointment of Millicent Knight, OD to the role of head of Professional Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, North America.

Jacksonville, FL-Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., announced the appointment of Millicent Knight, OD to the role of head of Professional Affairs, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, North America. In this role, Dr. Knight will lead the development and deployment of the company’s professional strategy across the United States and Canada. She will also direct its professional and education platform through The Vision Care Institute, LLC and other educational outreach programs. Dr. Knight will begin her new role effective April 7, 2014.

Dr. Knight brings 25 years of comprehensive experience in multiple areas of optometry, including contact lenses, contact lens research, ocular disease management, and integrative eye and systemic care to the position.

She began her career in a hospital based ophthalmology and optometry practice at a level one trauma center.  She has owned two optometric practices.

Throughout her career, Dr. Knight has consulted for numerous eye and healthcare companies, conducted contact lens and solutions clinical trials, and lectured on contact lenses, leadership, cultural sensitivity, eye and systemic health, and business and entrepreneurship. She has served as an instructor at The Vision Care Institute and as a professional affairs consultant for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

Dr. Knight is a member of many organizations including the Illinois Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and National Optometric Association.  She has served on the board of trustees of Illinois College of Optometry, the National Advisory Eye Council and the National Eye Institute. Dr. Knight is a Certified Health Coach and a Fellow in the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and a Kellogg Leadership Fellow. She was selected as optometrist of the year by the National Optometric Association in 1999 and by the Illinois Optometric Association in 2012.