PLEASANTON, Calif., October 3, 2016 — Optometry Giving Sight today announced that CooperVision, Inc. has renewed its commitment as a Global Gold Sponsor for another three years, effective January 2017.
“We are delighted that CooperVision will continue to partner with us in this way,” said Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight. “This kind of charitable financial support enables us to plan for the future and ensures that we are able to continue funding key program areas including Optometry Development and Child Eye Health.”
Mr. Miller noted that CooperVision’s cumulative support for vision care projects that are helping to eliminate uncorrected refractive error is expected to exceed USD$2 million by the end of 2016. In addition to its charitable donation, the company also contributes funding through a patient rebate donation program in the United States, now in its fifth year with more than 80,000 patients having participated; the One Bright Vision cause-related marketing program in Europe, and its global Fight for Sight employee fundraising campaign with matching support from The Cooper Companies in support of the World Sight Day Challenge.
CooperVision also supports a number of specific programs in partnership with Optometry Giving Sight, providing funding as well as sending experts on site for professional guidance and observation. The aforementioned One Bright Vision initiative will screen 30,000 children ages 7-12 in the Chennai region of India during 2016, following a similar effort that screened 100,000 children in Tanzania from 2013 to 2015. Another initiative funded in part by CooperVision is helping introduce optometry as a course of study in Vietnam.
CooperVision employees hear from children participating in the One Bright Vision initiative. September 2016. To download this image and additional high-resolution photos, please visit http://bit.ly/OneBrightVision
“The goals and mission of Optometry Giving Sight are directly aligned with our CooperVision purpose to help improve the way people see each day,” said Daniel G. McBride, President of CooperVision. “It’s inspiring to know that hundreds of thousands of individuals are benefitting from initiatives funded in whole or part by our commitment.”
“Our partnership with CooperVision is really the gold standard when it comes to engagement with industry leaders to help ensure that everyone in the world, regardless of their means, has access to quality vision and eye care,” said Mr. Miller. “The support we receive from CooperVision around the world is truly outstanding.”
For more information, please visit givingsight.org
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 www.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 is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. 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 families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on women’s health, fertility and diagnostics. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has approximately 10,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.
Heather Kowalczyk, APR
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