Johnson & Johnson Vision pledges to provide 100,000 children with eye health education and treatment access via Sight for Kids; 1,000 sight-restoring surgeries to cataract patients via the Himalayan Cataract Project; and will donate $1 to Sight for Kids or the Himalayan Cataract Project for each photo uploaded to Donate a Photo.

 

Sight is our most valued sense. It allows us to uniquely connect with life’s moments – and with each other. Yet more than 1.3 billion people around the world suffer from visual impairment, 80% of which can be prevented or corrected.1 That’s why in honour of World Sight Day on October 10, 2019, Johnson & Johnson Vision has launched a worldwide campaign to share the untold stories of eye care professionals, patients, and organisations who are inspiring the elevation of eye health as a global priority and demonstrating how the world is #ConnectedBySight. 

Through its ongoing support of Lions Clubs International Foundation's Sight for Kids and Himalayan Cataract Project, Johnson & Johnson Vision has committed to provide 100,000 children with access to vision screenings and 1,000 sight-restoring surgeries to cataract patients.  

 

Get Involved! 

Download the free Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo app and post a photo day for Johnson & Johnson Vision to donate $1 per photo.  

More information about Donate a Photo can be found here: www.donateaphoto.co.uk. Each cause will appear in the app until it reaches its goal, or the donation period ends on December 31, 2019.  

About Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) 

LCIF is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International, the world's largest service club organization, with more than 1.4 million members in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Since 1968, LCIF supports Lions by providing grant funding for their local and global humanitarian efforts, including preventing avoidable blindness on a global scale for more than 20 years through LCIF’s SightFirst program. To date, Lions are investing US$415 million in SightFirst’s local capacity building efforts and have helped restore sight to millions worldwide. Learn more at www.lcif.org

About Himalayan Cataract Project 

The Himalayan Cataract Project and its extensive network of partners work across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa to cure needless blindness with the highest quality care at the lowest cost through the provision of world-class eye care, clinical training, and the establishment of first-rate ophthalmic infrastructure. Nepali co-founder Sanduk Ruit, MD, together with American ophthalmologist Geoff Tabin, MD, first recognized the unmet eye health need in the Himalayas and made a vow in 1995 to eliminate preventable and treatable blindness there and around the world. Visit www.cureblindness.org to learn more. 

 

On World Sight Day and every day, we are commited to helping people see better, connect better, live better. Hear Ophthalmologist, Professor Christina Grupcheva's message for Eye Care Professionals on World Sight Day:


1. http://www.who.int/blindness/data_maps/VIFACTSHEETGLODAT2010full.pdf