Inventive Digital Tool Offers Proven Multifocal and Toric Contact Lens Calculators plus Patient-Ready Oxygen Profiles
PLEASANTON, Calif., November 7, 2018—A digital reference used by tens of thousands of eye care professionals (ECPs) worldwide is coming to the United States and Canada for the first time. CooperVison’s OptiExpert™ app provides a series of tools that aid in contact lens-related decision support and patient communication, including confidence-building multifocal and toric calculators plus oxygen profiles.
The innovative app—which has been updated with U.S. and Canadian data—is available for free for iOS and Android devices, and can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play. With this launch, OptiExpert™ is now available in 15 languages and 76 countries and territories, and is regularly used by thousands of ECPs each month.
“CooperVision designed OptiExpert™ in partnership with ECPs to ease multifocal and toric contact lens fitting, save chair time and make the patient experience better than ever,” said Michele Andrews, OD, Senior Director, North America Professional and Academic Affairs at CooperVision. “We anticipate similar reaction in the U.S. and Canada to what we’ve seen in other countries, with the app quickly becoming a favorite resource used every day in offices.”
The U.S. and Canadian versions of OptiExpert™ contain three primary features:
- A Multifocal Calculator that makes the fitting process for presbyopic patients simpler and more efficient based on spectacle prescriptions, helping ECPs select contact lenses quickly and reducing in-office time.
- A Toric Calculator that provides a timesaving model to calculate and evaluate the recommended diagnostic toric contact lens for astigmatic patients.
- Oxygen Profiles that provide credible clinical support to aid upgrade discussions with patients, delivering a clear visual demonstration of oxygen transmissibility levels of CooperVision silicone hydrogel contact lens compared to other products.
OptiExpert includes diagnostic lens recommendations from CooperVision product families, including clariti®, 1 day, MyDay®, Biofinity®, Avaira Vitality™ and Proclear®.
The app’s efficacy is the subject of a scientific poster at the American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting in San Antonio this week. “Validation of Multifocal Soft Lens Power Calculator in the OptiExpert™ Application for clariti® 1-day Multifocal Lens Fitting” will be presented on Board #158 on Friday, November 9 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CST.
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OptiExpert™ is an educational, reference and information tool for eye care professionals. ECPs may choose to use the app in connection with their own patient evaluation, but it is not intended to be relied upon for clinical decision-making. OptiExpert™ is not intended as and does not constitute medical or optometric advice nor is it intended to replace the patient evaluation performed by an eye care professional.
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit coopervision.com.
About The Cooper Companies
The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE (NYSE:COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to developing a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical is committed to advancing the health of families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on women’s health, fertility and diagnostics. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Cooper has more than 12,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com .
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