Increased attention to the global prevalence of myopia is motivating doctors, parents and manufacturers to respond. The latest entrant is Johnson & Johnson Vision, which today announced plans to offer resources, products and services under the name Acuvue Abiliti by the end of this year. No specific items have been announced yet, but a company press release alludes to annual purchases of Abiliti products. The company says these transactions will help provide a free comprehensive eye exam for needy children through Sight for Kids, a joint program from the company and the Lions Club.

The move follows the recent announcement of a partnership between J&J and Menicon to address myopia wherein Menicon will develop products and J&J will assist in distribution to broaden their reach globally, a press release explains. The company also recently collaborated with several organizations to produce a guide called Managing Myopia: A Clinical Response to the Growing Epidemic.

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