June 18, 2019

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 18, 2019—As part of its commitment to the continuous advancement of contact lens study and support, CooperVision will share the results of new research in a series of four poster sessions at Optometry’s Meeting 2019 in St. Louis, Mo. The posters examine the performance of CooperVision clariti 1 day multifocal and Avaira Vitality toric contact lens designs, and highlight the effectiveness of its innovative OptiExpert app in achieving success in multifocal lens fitting.

“CooperVision’s unrivaled range of contact lenses enables practitioners to fit more patients than ever before—and we continue to put these lenses to the test,” said Michele Andrews, OD, Senior Director of Professional and Academic Affairs, North America, CooperVision. “Our partnership also extends to include tools like the OptiExpert app, which can be confidently used as a helpful tool to support multifocal contact lens fitting. These poster sessions demonstrate how.”

The schedule of CooperVision’s poster sessions are as follows:


Friday, June 21, 12:30 – 1 p.m.


  • Review of a Digital Contact Lens Fitting Support Tool for Eye Care Professionals (Screen 7)

Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO, Senior Manager, Professional and Scientific Communication, CooperVision

To optimize chair time, apps are available to recommend contact lens prescriptions based on the subjective refraction. This analysis highlights how eye care professionals can utilize the OptiExpert app to support fitting of toric and multifocal contact lenses. The data shows how repeated use suggests that the app is beneficial to practice success.


  • Modern Approach to Assist Toric Lens Fitting Using a Web Application (Screen 7B)

Jennifer Palombi, OD, FAAO, Senior Manager, Professional and Scientific Communication, CooperVision

This study compares fitting results with toric daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses using traditional fitting guides to the prescriptions recommended by CooperVision’s OptiExpert online lens fitting app.


Friday, June 21, 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.


  • Evolution of Two Toric Designs and Lens Stability Performance (Screen 6)     

Jose Vega, OD, FAAO, Director of Global Clinical Affairs, CooperVision

Different stabilization designs in toric soft contact lenses affect orientation stability and subsequent vision performance. This study investigates the clinical performance and subjective acceptance of two silicone hydrogel toric contact lenses with different stabilization designs.


  • Evaluating the Visual Performance of a Daily Disposable Multifocal Lens, Designed with Two Differently Powered Intermediate Zones (Screen 11)

Gary Osborn, OD, Vice President, Global Professional and Clinical Affairs, CooperVision

Modern lifestyles centered around digital device use demand the ability to see at various intermediate distances. This study evaluates the visual performance of a daily disposable, silicone hydrogel, multifocal lens with a center near design, incorporating two differently powered intermediate zones.

For more information about CooperVision contact lenses and the OptiExpert app, visit www.coopervision.com.


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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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