Global Health

Here’s how we care and give for eyesight and beyond.

We are guided by Johnson & Johnson’s three pillars of corporate responsibility - improving global health, improving local communities, and ensuring the sustainability of our planet.

We focus globally on two signature efforts that preserve and restore sight.

Co-founder Sanduk Ruit MD, born in Nepal, educated in India, together with American ophthalmologist, Geoff Tabin MD, recognized the unmet eye health need in the Himalayas and made a vow in 1995 to eliminate preventable and treatable blindness. Never in their lifetimes did they believe they would change the arc of global blindness in Nepal; but they did just that.
 
Today, the Himalayan Cataract Project and its extensive network of partners work across South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa to bring world-class eye care to the needlessly blind through quality care, clinical training and the establishment of first-rate ophthalmic infrastructures. As a result, over 739,000 people from 17 countries now see and live better. Johnson & Johnson Vision is a proud partner in this endeavor. Needless and preventable blindness is one public health problem we can win.

Did you know that 19 million children are visually impaired? Sight for Kids has provided school-based eye health education and vision screening to more than 25 million kids around the world with Lions Clubs International Foundation and local partners. Through Sight for Kids, we have provided access to eye health education and services, including free exams and eyeglasses, to approximately 500,000 children. Together, with our local partners, we aspire to double the number of children helped through Sight for Kids by 2021.

Local Community

Being a good neighbor means sharing our eye health expertise and broader capabilities to improve our local communities. Support ranges from free vision screenings in communities of need to in-kind donations of ophthalmic surgical equipment. We also work to expand Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics (STEM) and other educational initiatives to ensure we’re building a future full of passionate young scientists and leaders.

Time Well Spent
Johnson & Johnson Vision's Nchacha Etta meets with middle school students in the Mathcounts North Central Florida program.  Etta is Chief Financial Officer for Johnson & Johnson’s contact lens business.

Sustainability

Sound environmental efforts are just the beginning. Improving our world for the next generation requires a concerted effort to reduce our impact on the environment. The efforts of Johnson & Johnson Vision are recognized around the globe.

Learn more:

Johnson & Johnson Climate-Friendly Energy Policy

Environmental Leader Product & Project Awards

Intermountain Healthcare Presents Supplier Awards to Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies

Charitable Contributions

Charitable Contributions

Our vision is to help people see better, connect better, live better. Through partnerships and contributions to nonprofit organizations, we’re committed to promoting eye health and education to the global community.

Please refer to our grantmaking programs’ funding priorities, to determine if your organization is a good fit:

  • Access to Healthcare
  • Education
  • Healthy Communities

Johnson & Johnson Vision does not grant charitable contributions to:

  • Individuals. We contribute only to qualified, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • Trips or tours (with the exception of medical missions. Physician’s State Medical License required)
  • Political, fraternal or athletic groups.
  • Sectarian and religious organizations that do not serve the general public on a non-denominational basis.
  • Building campaigns or endowments of any kind.
  • Multi-year commitments for appeals for unrestricted funds.
  • Any funding may be limited to 15% of an organization’s income.

Applications will be reviewed per our Quarterly Submissions Timeline.

To be considered for our next funding cycle, click below to start the application process.

Questions: Please contact our Corporate Communications Department at MLanahan@its.jnj.com