October 12, 2020

SAN RAMON, Calif., October 12, 2020—In support of the education of future eye care professionals around the world, CooperVision, Inc. has partnered with The Optical Foundation to sponsor registration to this year’s American Academy of Optometry virtual conference for more than 75 optometry students from Ghana. The students, who are in their final year of study, will have access to the complete schedule of online educational sessions over the next two weeks.

“In an ordinary year, CooperVision sends a select number of students to international optometry conferences. While a virtual Academy meeting is an unfortunate result of the pandemic, it has its benefits. The circumstances have allowed us to extend access to education from some of the world’s top eye care professionals to more students than ever before,” said Dr. Juan Carlos Aragón, President, CooperVision Specialty Eyecare Division. “We are proud to provide this opportunity to these Ghanaian students.”

The Optical Foundation, based in The Netherlands, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the accessibility of eye care in Ghana through education, research, and comprehensive eye exams.

“The Optical Foundation is delighted to be able to offer this opportunity for the future optometrists of Ghana to access the rich knowledge resources of the AAO. CooperVision’s assistance has made this possible and we are grateful for their continued support of our efforts to promote the development of optometry in Ghana,” said Dr. Eric Papas, Advisory Board Member of the Optical Foundation.


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About CooperVision
CooperVision, a division of CooperCompanies (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of daily disposable, two-week and monthly contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia and childhood myopia; 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 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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