February 24, 2021

Downloadable Digital Tool Designed to Enhance Confidence in First-Time Specialty Fitters

SAN RAMON, Calif., February 24, 2021CooperVision Specialty EyeCare today launched its innovative Paragon CRT® Software for eye care professionals (ECPs).  The easy-to-understand, topography-guided tool includes several features aimed at simplifying the fitting process for first-time CRT® and CRT® Dual Axis contact lens prescribers.

With a few on-screen clicks, ECPs will be able to seamlessly change lens parameters, assess fluorescein patterns of different lenses on the same patient, and see simulated lens changes on a patients’ eye prior to ordering warranty exchanges. In addition, ECPs can upload patient topography maps and customize CRT® and CRT® Dual Axis lenses for each patient.

The software is available to download at ecp.paragonvision.com/software.

“As trends and demands continue to change, it’s imperative for us to deepen our partnership with the specialty eye care community. Part of strengthening our clinical relationships and enhancing our support for the industry is to listen and evolve our portfolio and related tools,” said Dr. Juan Carlos Aragón, President, CooperVision Specialty EyeCare. “With the introduction of Paragon CRT® Software, ECPs can more confidently fit our lenses on hard-to-fit patients, and ultimately, grow their practice.”

Paragon CRT® is recommended for patients with <0.75D of corneal astigmatism based on keratometry values. CRT Dual Axis® is designed for patients with >0.75D of corneal astigmatism based on keratometry values to enhance the cornea-to-fitting relationship.

The innovative Paragon CRT Dual Axis® lens is designed specifically for patients with greater than 0.75D of corneal astigmatism and is the go-to lens for many of the world's top fitters1.

CooperVision Specialty EyeCare develops, manufacturers, and provides access to a portfolio of industry leading soft custom and rigid gas permeable lens designs, including orthokeratology and scleral lenses to address segments such as myopia management, irregular cornea management and presbyopia management. Its steady voice, ongoing research and innovative products and services play a leading role in expanding care worldwide. The group’s brands include Blanchard, GP Specialists, Paragon, Procornea and Soflex.

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About CooperVision
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.

About CooperCompanies
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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