April 21, 2021
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Johnson & Johnson debuts program to address myopia prevalence

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Johnson & Johnson introduced Acuvue Abiliti, a brand focused on creating products and services to help parents and eye care providers address the growing number of childhood myopia cases.

“There is no greater purpose than addressing the severity and prevalence of myopia,” Johnson & Johnson President Peter Menziuso, said in a press release. “Our new Abiliti brand is another important step forward in our efforts to change the trajectory of eye health with a suite of future products and services that can help address the progression of myopia for so many families.”

The introduction of Acuvue Abiliti follows Johnson & Johnson’s recently announced global strategic collaboration with Menicon to produce a novel portfolio of products and services in the myopia management category.

“Our collaboration with Menicon marks another step forward to bring a portfolio of differentiated products to help manage the progression of myopia in children, as we work towards our vision of helping the world see better, connect better, live better,” Menziuso said in an earlier press release. “For decades, Johnson & Johnson has been leading with science to deepen the clinical understanding of myopia as part of our vision to help the world see better, connect better and live better.”

Johnson & Johnson also said it will expand its partnership with Lions Clubs International Foundation’s Sight for Kids program by donating a portion of each Abiliti product purchased toward a free comprehensive eye health exam. The school-based Sight for Kids provides comprehensive eye health services in low-income schools around the world.