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J&J Vision Names Professional Education Lead for Myopia

Dr. Chandra Mickles will begin the role on July 26.

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J&J Vision Names Professional Education Lead for Myopia

Chandra Mickles

(PRESS RELEASE) J&J Vision shares that Dr. Chandra Mickles OD, MS, FAAO, FSLS will be appointed to the newly created position of North America Professional Education Lead, Myopia, effective July 26th.

Dr. Mickles is a recognized leader in eye care and has had a career dedicated to professional education, patient care, and research in contact lenses. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and Scleral Lens Education Society and also serves on the American Optometric Association Contact Lens and Cornea Council and the National Optometric Association Board of Directors. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson Vision, Dr. Mickles had a very successful career in academia and has been recognized by national optometric institutions and organizations for the important role she played in contact lens education.

In this new position, Dr. Mickles will work to further strengthen Johnson & Johnson Visions education efforts to empower and train professionals about Myopia, as well as create new ways of engaging customers through leadership and science. Dr. Mickles will be joining a motivated team of innovators and advocates who are all working to better understand this disease while partnering to find solutions.

“Myopia is sometimes called ‘nearsightedness’ but it is so much more,” said Chandra Mickles. “Johnson & Johnson Vision is collaboratively advancing the next generation of science, research and development of new solutions with the potential to transform the standards of care in myopia and I am beyond excited to be a part of the efforts and engagements to help drive public awareness and professional education to address the needs of patients.”

This announcement is an exciting step forward and represents tremendous growth and opportunity for continued research, education and collaboration related to the management of myopia. Just in the past few months alone, J&J Vision announced:

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