Johnson & Johnson Vision Presents Findings from New Myopia Research and Highlights Latest Contact Lens Innovations for Patients with Presbyopia at Academy 2021

Scientific Presentations – The Latest in Optometric Research

Noteworthy data includes:

  • Poster: “Qualitative Development of Patient-Reported Outcome Items to Assess the Visual Impact of Soft Contact Lenses for Myopia Control” – Alex Nixon, OD, MS, FAAO; Vrushali Korde, PhD; Jie Xu, PhD; Robert Morlock, PhD; (Abstract)
    • Thursday, November 4; 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET; Board #149
  • Poster: “Qualitative Development of a Patient-Reported Outcome to Assess Comfort and Ease of Handling in Children Using Soft Contact Lenses” – Alex Nixon, OD, MS, FAAO; Vrushali Korde, PhD; Jie Xu, PhD; Robert Morlock, PhD; (Abstract)
    • Thursday, November 4; 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET; Board #38

Connect-and-Learn Events  

  • Symposium: “The Keys to a Successful ACUVUE Multifocal Fit” – Kurt Moody, OD, FAAO
    • Being an accomplished soft multifocal fitter is key to the success of the practice. This talk will review and demonstrate those clinical exam procedures that can elevate practitioners from a dabbler to an expert fitter of ACUVUE MULTIFOCAL Contact Lenses with PUPIL OPTIMIZED DESIGN.
      • Wednesday, November 3; 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. ET; The Westin Boston Seaport District – Grand Ballroom C&D Concourse
  • Symposium: “The Why, Who, When and How of Myopia” – Noel Brennan MScOptom, PhD, FAAO, Chandra Mickles, OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS; Kathryn Richdale, OD, PhD
    • In an interactive format, this symposium will cover the latest developments in myopia and evidence-based strategies for optimizing success. The importance of myopia management, patient selection, and treatment timing will be discussed to support ECPs in managing myopia.
      • Thursday, November 4; 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. ET; The Westin Boston Seaport District – Grand Ballroom C&D Concourse
  • Event: “MULTIFOCAL Engagement Event” – Christi Closson, OD, FAAO, Brad Giedd, OD, FAAO, Shane Kannarr, OD***
    • Learn about the ACUVUE MULTIFOCAL design and simple fit process from an expert panel of clinicians who have made MULTIFOCAL successful in their practices.1
      • Thursday, November 4; 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET; The Westin Boston Seaport District – Lewis Room
  • Residency and Graduate Program Fair
    • This event has been designed for students to learn more about the various residency and graduate programs.
      • Friday, November 5; 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET; Boston Convention Center – Ballroom East

Recognition

Carol L. Alexander, OD, FAAO, Head, North America Professional Relations, Johnson & Johnson Vision, was selected as the winner in the Industry Influence category as part of the 2021 Theia Awards of Excellence.

Source: eyewire.news

By Marion Evans