SAN RAMON, Calif., November 22, 2021—As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting the education of future eye care professionals, CooperVision is now accepting applications for its 2022 Best Practices Student Scholarship Program. Now in its third year, the program serves as an extension of the company’s Best Practices initiative, which celebrates the innovative ways that U.S. eye care practices deliver exceptional patient care and advance the profession, bringing them together to share their insights with their peers.
Each year, three scholarship recipients attend the annual Best Practices Summit, a two-day educational event in which they can meet with and collaborate with the prestigious group of Best Practices honorees. They’re also invited to share their experiences as part of the Best Practices Media Roundtable.
“One of the major benefits of Best Practices is the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with other eye care professionals. The inclusion of students in these discussions has proved to be mutually beneficial. Students are eager to learn from their mentors in the Best Practices Program, and in turn, the honorees usually learn new insights from the scholarship recipients as well,” said Michele Andrews, OD, Vice President, Professional & Government Affairs, Americas, CooperVision.
Applicants must be third-year optometry students currently in good academic standing at a U.S. optometry school who demonstrate exceptional leadership and/or participation in school and community activities, honors, and work experience.
Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 7, 2022. Interested students must submit a current resume and one-minute video explaining their goals to one day impact the field of optometry and discuss how attending the Best Practices Summit can help. For more information, full terms and conditions, and to apply, visit https://coopervision.com/practitioner/best-practices/academics.
Scholarship recipients will be announced in Spring 2022.
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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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