June 17, 2019

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 17, 2019—As thousands of eye care professionals and students make their way to St. Louis, Mo. for Optometry’s Meeting 2019, CooperVision is gearing up for a multifaceted presence at the conference, which includes scientific research, education, celebration of the profession—and a brand new booth in the exhibit hall.

Flexing Superpowers: The Women in Optometry Leadership Summit

To kick off the conference, CooperVision is the platinum sponsor for the inaugural Women in Optometry Leadership Summit, Flex Your Superpowers, on Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. As part of the program, Michele Andrews, OD, CooperVision’s Senior Director of Professional and Academic Affairs, North America, will present how to strike balance between excellence in one’s professional and personal lives. What does duct tape have to do with it? Dr. Andrews will explain. The Summit is free to attend, but seating is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Celebrating Optometry: CooperVision’s 2019 Best Practices Roundtable

As part of the broad recognition of its 2019 honorees, CooperVision will host its fourth annual Best Practices media roundtable on Thursday, June 20. The event brings together representatives from this year’s 10 Best Practices honorees with editors from optometry industry media. Discussion will focus on addressing some of the industry’s current hot topics and trends, as well as sharing the innovative ways these practices differentiate themselves and deliver extraordinary care to their patients. Attendance is by invitation only, but highlights will be shared on CooperVision’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

Supporting ECPs: Sharing the Latest Contact Lens Research

As part of its commitment to the continuous advancement of contact lens study and support, CooperVision will present four scientific posters in St. Louis on Friday, June 21.


  • Review of a Digital Contact Lens Fitting Support Tool for Eye Care Professionals.

12:30 – 1 p.m. at Screen 7. Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO, Senior Manager, Professional and Scientific Communication, CooperVision.


  • Modern Approach to Assist Toric Lens Fitting Using a Web Application.

12:30 – 1 p.m. at Screen 7B. Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO, Senior Manager, Professional and Scientific Communication, CooperVision.


  • Evolution of Two Toric Designs and Lens Stability Performance.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. at Screen 6. Jose Vega, OD, FAAO, Director of Global Clinical Affairs, CooperVision.


  • Evaluating the Visual Performance of a Daily Disposable Multifocal Lens, Designed with Two Differently Powered Intermediate Zones.

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. at Screen 11. Gary Osborn, OD, Vice President, Global Professional and Clinical Affairs, CooperVision.


Relax and Recharge: Discussing Trends in Myopia Management

Just outside of the exhibit hall, the American Optometric Association’s Cornea and Contact Lens Section has a “Relax and Recharge Booth” available throughout the conference. On Friday, June 21 at 1 p.m., CooperVision is sponsoring an educational engagement session, “Do the Benefits of Myopia Management Outweigh the Risks of Putting Children into Contact Lenses?” featuring Mark Bullimore, MCOptom, Ph.D., FAAO. The session is free and open to all conference attendees.

Live Brightly: Debut of CooperVision’s New Booth Design

Adding to the excitement at Optometry’s Meeting, CooperVision will unveil for the first time its new booth design, featuring an updated, modern look and feel that is reflective of the brand. Visitors will enjoy an open and airy layout, allowing for conversation space and movement through the booth.

The new space—located in Booth #1133—highlights CooperVision’s products and services, including its broad portfolio of soft contact lenses, its Specialty EyeCare business and EyeCare Prime. Biofinity®, clariti® 1 day, and MyDay® contact lens fittings will be available in the booth as well.

Optometry’s Meeting will celebrate the grand opening of the 2019 exhibit hall from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, and is open again on Friday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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About CooperVision

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 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 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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