March 14, 2024

SAN RAMON, CALIF., March 14, 2024—Recognizing both current and future leaders in optometry, CooperVision announced today its 2024 Best Practices honorees and student award recipients. The initiative—now in its ninth year—honors innovative U.S. eye care practices who are committed to advancing the profession and providing exceptional patient care, while the student component enables standout third-year optometry students to learn directly from the best of the best.

The 10 new honorees join a prestigious group of 80 other extraordinary optometry practices that have been featured and supported through the initiative since 2016.

“Every year, we are captivated by the stories of so many outstanding optometry practices who go above and beyond for both their patients and the profession. It is truly rewarding to partner with our Best Practices honorees to share those stories more broadly across the industry,” said Michele Andrews, OD, Vice President of Professional and Government Affairs, Americas, CooperVision. “We know that the ideas and experiences of our newest honorees will continue to inspire other eye care professionals—and each other—to find even greater success in their practices. We welcome them all to the Best Practices family and look forward to what’s to come this year.”

The 2024 Best Practices honorees are:

CooperVision’s Best Practices program also includes a component for third-year optometry students. Each year, three students are awarded the opportunity to participate in the annual Best Practices educational summit to learn from and network with the honorees.

The 2024 Best Practices award recipients are:

  • Alice Kim, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
  • Kendra Kim, State University of New York, College of Optometry
  • Meagan Seufert, Pacific University College of Optometry

Students were selected based on their academic standing at a U.S. optometry school, their demonstration of leadership and participation in school or community activities, academic honors, and additional optometry-related experience.

“The Best Practices community creates a unique network of both well-established practices and ‘rising stars’ who can all learn from one another,” said Dr. Andrews. “While the students look forward to hearing from some of the best of the best in the profession, they also bring their own refreshing perspective to the group that leaves everyone feeling inspired.”

To stay up to date on CooperVision’s Best Practices and learn more about this year’s honorees, please visit


About CooperVision
CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (Nasdaq: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

About CooperCompanies
CooperCompanies (Nasdaq: COO) is a leading global medical device company focused on improving lives one person at a time. The Company operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision is a trusted leader in the contact lens industry, improving the vision of millions of people every day. CooperSurgical is a leading fertility and women’s health company dedicated to assisting women, babies and families at the healthcare moments that matter most. Headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., CooperCompanies has a workforce of more than 15,000 with products sold in over 130 countries. For more information, please visit

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