J&J extends popular education app

Johnson & Johnson to introduce new modules to its eye education app

27 Mar 2015 by Emily McCormick

Contact lens company Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will extend its popular eye education app over the next year, offering practitioners a range of CET on the go.

The 12 courses that will launch through 2015 and 2016 include: Low vision; RGP contact lens fitting; Professional conduct; Red eye; Dry eye; Health; Contact lens aftercare; Paediatric dispensing; OCT in practice; Common systemic disease; Managing contact lens complications and Clinical skills.

Each video is approximately 10 minutes long and is accredited for one interactive CET point.

Launched last year, the app has been downloaded an estimated 3,500 times, far exceeding the company’s expectations.

Marcella McParland, director of professional affairs for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care in the UK and Ireland, said: “In 2014 alone, the eye education app helped users build up a total of 6,499 CET points. 

“What’s more, two-thirds of them accessed it from their smartphone, underlining a growing desire among practitioners to complete training at a time and place that is convenient to them.” 

Ms McParland added: “The addition of these extra modules will make that easier than ever and represents the latest step in our commitment to giving eye care professionals the tools they require for clinical and commercial success - both inside and outside their practice.”

The app is free to download for Apple and Android devices via the App Store or Google Play Store.

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