September 25, 2023

ECPs Share Thought-Provoking Insights, Motivations, and Visions 
for Myopia Control and Management

SAN RAMON, CALIF., September 25, 2023Myopia Action Month, the global initiative that is bringing together eye care professionals (ECPs) to combat the growing prevalence of childhood myopia, concludes its last week with an uplifting international discussion hosted by CooperVision, who is a Premier sponsor. The conversation poses a series of thought-provoking questions to six ECPs, educators, and researchers regarding their personal journeys and experiences in myopia control and management. The inspirational online video will be released on Tuesday, September 26 at 10:00 am GMT, as part of Myopia Profile’s comprehensive collection of free online seminars and educational resources that have been offered throughout the month.

“Myopia Action Month has provided an exceptional platform for the eye care community worldwide to unite and address the critical issue of childhood myopia,” said Elizabeth Lumb, BSc (Hons) MCOptom, FBCLA, Director of Global Professional Affairs, Myopia Management, CooperVision. “This exclusive discussion zeros in on key aspects of the myopia control and management journey, aiming to inspire anyone looking to take the next step on their own path. As a global leader in the field, it’s a privilege to partner on initiatives like this inaugural event.”

The conversations center on the theme of “the one thing” that has helped define those journeys. The resulting story examines the core motivations that led the diverse group of participants to begin taking action, standout moments that have defined their experiences, and visions for the next five years. Contributors include:

  • Andy Britton, Specialist Optometrist and Director, Specsavers, United Kingdom
  • Li Lian Foo, Clinical Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Consultant Ophthalmologist, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
  • Aamena Kazmi, OD, ABO Diplomate, United States
  • Jamesina Lowe, OD, Canada
  • Elena Garcia Rubio, Co-Director of the National Institute of Vision, Spain
  • Celine Zhang, OD, V Vis Sci/B Optom(Hons), SpecCert MMP(Optom), UniMelb Eyecare Plus, Australia

“Participating in Myopia Action Month allowed me to contemplate my personal journey with myopia management,” said Dr. Kazmi. “Sharing these experiences holds great significance as it helps introduce more children to myopia control, which aligns perfectly with this month’s initiative.”

For more information on Myopia Action Month and to watch CooperVision’s international video, visit

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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

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 14,000 with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit

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