Johnson & Johnson VisionJohnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Vision announced today that it entered into a strategic collaboration with Menicon for contact lens development.

J&J Vision and Menicon are partnering to bring forward a novel portfolio of products and services to manage the progression of myopia, sometimes known as “nearsightedness,” in children, according to a news release.

Menicon is set to manufacture therapeutic contact lenses designed to help manage the progression of myopia in children, while J&J Vision will be responsible for expanding the availability of the lenses around the world.

“For decades, Johnson & Johnson Vision has invested in research collaborations with academic centers, research institutes and leading global health organizations who share our vision of leading with science to reshape the future of myopia and eye health,” J&J Vision Care global president Peter Menziuso said in the release. “Our collaboration with Menicon marks another step forward to bring a portfolio of differentiated products to help manage the progression of myopia in children, as we work towards our vision of helping the world see better, connect better, live better.”