Tomorrow’s optometrists step towards future success

Two students who have benefited from the Johnson and Johnson Step Educational Grant scheme share their work

The change from being an optometry student to becoming a newly qualified practitioner is a hard one; individuals embarking on their careers are challenged in a number of ways, expected to adapt and perform in a progressively less supervised professional capacity and do so at speed. The Success Through Education Programme (Step) is a Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies educational initiative, devised to support optometry students as they transition to becoming newly qualified practitioners.

An additional element of the initiative is the Step Educational Grant offered by Johnson & Johnson to support talented students in completing an independent study. The process provides insight into the skill of research and helps build the students’ knowledge and understanding in the area of contact lenses.

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