Company Supports the Advancement of Optometry Through AFOS, CCLRT Resident Travel
Fellowships, and American Academy of Optometry Foundation in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla., October 23, 2019—Collaborating with thousands of eye care professionals, researchers, educators and students at the American Academy of Optometry (AAOptom) Annual Meeting this week in Orlando, CooperVision will continue its philanthropic support for a wide range of domestic and international optometry initiatives.
"One of CooperVision’s core values is ‘Partnering’—that applies not only to eye care professionals, but to like-minded organizations that are dedicated to making positive changes in optometry and beyond,” said Simon Seshadri, Vice President of Marketing, North America, CooperVision. “Occasions such as Academy offer opportunities to come together in support of current and future optometry leaders.”
As a top-level Patriot Sponsor, CooperVision assists the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS) in its mission to improve eye care for military personnel, veterans, and their families. On the afternoon of Tuesday, October 22, CooperVision’s Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO, Senior Manager of Professional and Scientific Communication, will be a featured speaker at this year’s AFOS meeting, encouraging attendees to continue elevating standards of practice.
For the fifth consecutive year, CooperVision will sponsor the Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Resident Travel Fellowship. The company will present educational travel grants to more than 30 optometric residents on Thursday, October 24 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the CooperVision booth, with a student and residents award luncheon immediately following.
On the evening of Friday, October 25, CooperVision will also sponsor the Academy and World Congress of Optometry (WCO) International Reception, and the Resident’s Day Luncheon and Reception on Saturday, October 26.
“CooperVision is committed to helping increase awareness of the role of the eye care professional,” continued Seshadri. “Our support can be seen through efforts ranging from our Best Practices program to legislative advocacy to philanthropic contributions like these at Academy.”
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CooperVision, a unit of CooperCompanies (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.
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 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.
Heather Kowalczyk, APR
McDougall Communications for CooperVision, Inc.
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