March 2017 Vol. 1

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Brandi Bilyeu- President
Joe Maycock- President-Elect
Nate Edwards- Treasurer
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It's that time again! NROC Early Bird Registration & Hotel Room Block open

It's time again to start planning for NROC.  Early Bird Registration is open until May 1st.  The hotel room block is also open and fills quickly.  We anticipate actual course descriptions to be available in early April.

To register and see who is coming this year for speakers go to the website


WY DOT Safety Glasses

WYDOT Safety Glasses

State contact: State Safety Ron Chavez, (307)777-4021,

WYDOT employees can have their employer pay towards their safety glasses.  There is no specific form to fill out and it is very informal.  
The employee asks his direct supervisor how much will be paid for and brings the P-Card in to charge.  They may set an amount or pay for them entirely.  

Employees may bring in a form from SafeVision.  If you have an account with safevision, you can use it.  It is not a contracted lab with WYDOT.  Safety glasses can be provided from any lab and any distributor.

Johnson & Johnson Completes Acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics


A Message from Peter Menziuso and Dr. Millicent Knight
Of interest recently in the news:

3 March 2017
Dear Colleague,
As an industry thought leader, it is our intention to keep you updated on important developments in our company. We are pleased to inform you that Johnson & Johnson has now completed the acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics (AMO).  AMO will join Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., the maker of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, and will operate under the brand name Johnson & Johnson Vision (J&J Vision). The following is a link to our press release announcing the transaction close.

This joining of global leaders in contact lenses and surgical ophthalmic devices represents a significant step toward Johnson & Johnson’s long-standing strategy to become a leader in eye health, helping to improve and restore sight to more patients around the world. Johnson & Johnson Vision will now be able to leverage each organization’s considerable strengths and expertise – and draw upon the vast resources and expertise of Johnson & Johnson – to address your needs and the needs of the patients you serve.

Over the longer term, Johnson & Johnson plans to apply our innovation processes to both organizations – and make further investment in eye health – to develop product enhancements that reflect your needs and new products that will benefit patients worldwide. Your knowledge and expertise will continue to play a critical role in those advancements.
We have produced an infographic that showcases the power of our combined operations and the opportunity we have to fulfill unmet needs in the global eye health market.
Because our products serve distinct eye health segments, the surgical ophthalmology and contact lens businesses within Johnson & Johnson Vision will continue to operate our respective customer-facing organizations separately after close. Tom Frinzi, a recognized leader in the ophthalmology market, will lead the surgical business. And Swami Raote, who brings 25 years’ experience at Johnson & Johnson with background in the dynamic consumer goods sector, will lead Johnson & Johnson’s contact lens business. Both will be led by Ashley McEvoy, a highly respected Johnson & Johnson leader with some 20 years’ experience at the company in the vision, surgical and consumer areas.

We value our ongoing partnership with you, which ultimately benefits patients everywhere.
As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Peter Menziuso                                                 Millicent Knight, OD, FAAO, FAARM   
President, North America                                  Vice President, Professional Affairs, North America
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.                Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. 
WOA Newsletter - March 2017 Vol. 1