October 15, 2019

Forum Provides Fundamental Contact Lens Education and Hands-On Experience to Tomorrow’s Eye Care Professionals


PLEASANTON, CALIF., October 15, 2019 — To support the education of future cornea and contact lens experts, CooperVision, Inc. provided an educational grant to the American Optometric Association (AOA) for its 7th Annual Cornea and Contact Lens Residency Forum, which was held recently in St. Louis.


The theme of this year’s Residency Forum was “Where Contact Lens Leaders Meet.” Workshop topics included networking, how to maximize one’s residency and career, the importance of advocacy, and how and when to utilize consultants. Contact lens-focused topics included the next generation of contact lens fitting, dry eye and contact lenses, how to grow a successful contact lens practice, and more. Speakers included leaders from the Cornea and Contact Lens Section of the AOA and alumni of the Residency Forum.


The three-day event also featured a tour of the AOA headquarters and a series of contact lens fitting labs at Koetting Eye Center, one of CooperVision’s 2018 Best Practices honorees. The Cornea and Contact Lens Residency Forum aims to help residents learn valuable skills that will propel their careers and result in rewarding professional opportunities, both during their residency programs and in the years to come.


“CooperVision is a long-time partner of the AOA to facilitate the education and collaboration offered at this annual Residency Forum,” said Michele Andrews, OD, Senior Director of Professional and Academic Affairs at CooperVision. “It is a privilege to be in the presence of new residents, take an active role in their learning, and bear witness to their enthusiasm for this area of optometry. We look forward to seeing how they progress through their careers.”


About CooperVision

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.


About CooperCompanies

CooperCompanies (“Cooper”) is a global medical device company public traded on 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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