Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies will be the headline sponsor for the First World Congress of Optometry.

Organized by the World Council of Optometry and the Colombian Federation of Optometrists, the Congress takes place August 14–16 in Medellin, Colombia.

It will be the first global event to encompass all aspects of optometry in order to share knowledge, explore clinical and technological innovation and establish an agreed holistic policy for the sector and for the future of accessible eye health care.

Ian P. Davies, Vice President of Global Professional Affairs at Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, said: “At Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, we are committed to enabling eye care professionals around the world to bring healthy vision to everyone, every day. We are delighted to be able to support this unique event, which will advance eye care through education, clinical knowledge and the exchange of ideas and opinions among those at the forefront the delivery.”

Susan Cooper, President of the WCO, said: “This support from a key partner in the optical industry is a clear confirmation of the importance of collaboration for the development of the profession and its role in the provision of quality eye care across the world."

During the Congress, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care will deliver a keynote lecture and will also address the Presidents’ Forum, which takes place on August 13.

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