Organizers of the 1st World Congress of Optometry are delighted to announce that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies is to be the event’s headline sponsor. The Congress, organized by the World Council of Optometry (WCO) and the Colombian Federation of Optometrists (FEDOPTO), takes place 14 – 16 August 2015 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.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, is committed to transforming the world’s vision. This commitment is reflected in the work of its Vision Care Institute, which offers accessible, state-of-the-art education and training for eye healthcare professionals and makes a tangible contribution to raising standards within the eye healthcare sector.

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, expressed her delight that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has chosen to support the Congress, “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 13 August.