02.12.2009

Contact lens manufacturer opens Moscow institute

Contact lens manufacturer opens Moscow institute

By Adrian Galbreth

Johnson & Johnson, the contact lens manufacturer that makes contact lenses such as Acuvue Dailies, has opened an institute in Moscow, Optometry Today reports.

The Russian capital will see the 13th Vision Care Institute to be launched by the contact lens company around the world.

Only one in five people in Russia who need vision correction actually wear contact lenses or spectacles and optometrists are in short supply in Russia.

Johnson & Johnson will aim to provide Russian optometrists with training in a bid to help the country develop eye care in Russia.

Ian Davies, vice-president of the Vision Care Institute, told Optometry Today: "We are very pleased to be able to extend these educational facilities to Russia, where eye health has not been a priority until recently."

Johnson & Johnson already has Vision Care Institutes in America, Columbia, the Czech Republic, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, China and the UK.

by Adrian Galbreth


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