How I See It: 40 Years of Innovation
It’s been 40 years since Johnson & Johnson acquired Frontier Contact Lenses.
In honor of this milestone, employees who have been with the company since the early Frontier days share their personal memories of innovation and growth.Read Story
Looking Towards a Greener Future
Educating Local Youth to Address Healthcare Inequities
Helping Close the Eye Care Gap for Children
Studies show that children with vision impairment can experience lower educational achievement and self-esteem levels than their normally-sighted peers. This is why it’s imperative for all children to receive an annual eye exam.
Schedule an Eye Exam
Eye exams are about more than vision. In fact, an eye exam can detect over 270 different medical conditions–from diabetes to heart disease.
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Imagine a world where preventable vision impairment and blindness is no longer.
Prevent Foggy Glasses Syndrome
You may notice when covering your face appropriately, it can cause your lenses to fog up considerably. Why does this happen, and what can you do to avoid it?
In focus: Myopia
Avoid looking at a digital screen too long
Some signs you’ve been looking at a digital screen too long include dry eyes, headaches, and blurred vision.
Gives your eyes a break every 20 minutes
Make sure to follow the 20-20-20 rule to give your eyes a break: Every 20 minutes look 20 feet away for 20 seconds.
Make sure your computer screen is positioned correctly
Keep your computer screen 20-28 inches away from your face and slightly below eye level.
Focus on overall health to boost your eye health
Eating right, being active, knowing your family history — all can have an impact on healthy vision, too.
There is a lack of awareness when it comes to Myopia, because it has been easy to treat the symptoms.
Myopia is a chronic progressive disease1,2,3 which can lead to permanent vision loss later in life4
By 2050, half of the world’s population (50%) is projected to be myopic.
By 2050, 1 billion people are expected to have high myopia, a severe form of the condition.
10 to 80%
In China, among children ages six to 18, myopia prevalence rises from less than 10 to 80 percent.
Uncorrected distance refractive errors, largely caused by myopia, are already estimated to cost global healthcare systems US$202 billion annually.
Connected by Sight
Patients and Experts are all connected
Changing the trajectory of eye health requires a collaborative effort between the brightest minds — eye care professionals and associations — and patients, connected in our efforts to improve the quality of care and sight around the world.
1) Flitcroft DI. The complex interactions of retinal, optical and environmental factors in myopia aetiology. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2012;31(6):622-660.
2) Donovan L, Sankaridurg P, Ho A et al Myopia progression rates in urban children wearing single-vision spectacles. OVS 2012;89(1):27-32.
3) Pärssinen O, Kauppinen M. Risk factors for high myopia: a 22-year follow-up study from childhood to adulthood. Acta Ophthalmologica. 2019;97(5):510-518.
4) Tideman JW, Snabel MC, Tedja MS, et al . Association of Axial Length With Risk of Uncorrectable Visual Impairment for Europeans With Myopia. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2016 Dec 1;134(12):1355-1363