By Martin Burns
Contact lens giant Johnson & Johnson is running training programmes to help optical clinics.
The 360 Degrees Practical Improvement Programme is targeted towards independent practices and intends to help them increase their business.
It consists of three workshops, according to Optician Online.
Held in September, October and November, there are sessions geared towards practice managers and practice owners.
Issues covered include walk-in appointments, new patients and how to up revenue.
Products made by Johnson & Johnson include the Acuvue brand of contact lenses.
One type is the Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus contact lenses.
According to Johnson & Johnson, these are especially suited to people who spend long periods of time working at computers or in places with dry air.
This would include rooms which are heated or air-conditioned.
Acuvue Oasys can correct short- and long-sightedness and its Hydraclear Plus technology is claimed to increase comfort.
In addition, the contact lenses block more than 95 per cent of UV-A rays from the sun and 99 per cent of UV-B ones.
by Martin Burns