Program Provides Advanced Education and Hands-On Experience to Future Eye Care Professionals
SAN RAMON, Calif., May 26, 2021—To advance the education of future eye care professionals in myopia management and specialty contact lenses, CooperVision and CooperVision Specialty EyeCare recently sponsored the fourth annual Contact Lens and Pediatric Residency Summit. The event—which took place both virtually and in-person earlier this month—brought together the 2020-2021 class of contact lens and pediatric residents from more than 20 educational institutions across the U.S. and Canada.
The program helped attendees build confidence in selecting and fitting contact lenses, including those for myopia management such as MiSight® 1 day or Paragon CRT®. In addition to learning strategies to advance overall patient care, residents had the opportunity to participate in hands-on and instrument-driven Onefit MEDTM scleral contact lens fittings.
“By bringing together current and future leaders in optometry, the summit provided an opportunity for collaboration to enhance the profession, ensuring that our collective approach to patient care incorporates cutting-edge contact lens technology,” said Michele Andrews, OD, Vice President, Professional & Government Affairs, Americas, CooperVision. “To bear witness to the passion and skills of these residents was truly a privilege. We look forward to continued partnership as they progress through their careers.”
Eye care professionals certified with CooperVision’s Brilliant Futures™ Myopia Management Program—including Dr. Andrew Neukirch, Dr. Ashley Tucker and Dr. Keith Wan—led a panel discussion on how to maximize CooperVision’s entire contact lens portfolio. Additionally, clinical and research experts across the contact lens, myopia management and irregular cornea categories hosted a series of workshops and breakout sessions on various topics, including the evolution of contact lenses, contact lenses for all ages, common misconceptions about myopia management, and how to build a contact lens practice.
“Events like the Contact Lens and Pediatric Residency Summit offer a mutually beneficial experience,” said Dr. Juan Carlos Aragόn, president, CooperVision Specialty EyeCare. “While residents receive a deeper education on some of the latest developments in contact lenses, we also learn from hearing their perspectives on the opportunities and challenges they’re seeing as they enter the field.”
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CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of contact lenses. The company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly soft contact lenses that feature advanced materials and optics, and premium rigid gas permeable lenses for orthokeratology and scleral designs. CooperVision has a strong heritage of addressing the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, childhood myopia, and highly irregular corneas; and offers the most complete portfolio 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 www.coopervision.com.
CooperCompanies ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE (NYSE:COO). 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 women, babies and families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on medical devices and fertility & genomics. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., Cooper has a workforce of more than 12,000 with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.
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