RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, January 25, 2022—CooperVision today announced its co-sponsorship of Canadian speed skater Kim Boutin alongside IRIS, The Visual Group—the largest network of optometrists, opticians, and ophthalmologists in Canada. Boutin, a short track medalist on the world stage, will serve as a spokesperson for MyDay® daily disposable contact lenses—a high-performing 1-day lens made with innovative CooperVision® Aquaform® Technology.
“I lead an active lifestyle, so I need a lens that is comfortable throughout the day,” said Boutin. “MyDay® allows me to go full-speed while skating, without the fear of my lenses drying out in cold weather conditions.”
Aquaform® Technology locks in water, so that wearers can achieve all-day comfort while keeping their eyes clear and white by delivering the oxygen their eyes need‡.
“CooperVision is focused on helping people to see better each day. We’re proud to help Kim to accomplish that on and off the track,” said Enrique Contreras, Country Manager, CooperVision, Canada. “Because of MyDay® daily disposable lenses, Kim’s vision is clear, enabling her to compete at the highest level.”
Boutin is the first Canadian female short track speed skater to have been awarded three individual medals in the world’s most visible athletic competition.
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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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