April 05, 2017

Praised for Two Decades of Leadership at Annual Eyes on New York Gala

NEW YORK, April 5, 2017 — The board of trustees of the Optometric Center of New York (OCNY), the foundation of the SUNY College of Optometry, last week honored CooperVision Americas President Jerry Warner at its signature Eyes on New York gala. He was praised for more than two decades of optometry and contact lens industry leadership and advocacy, helping improve life for millions through access to vision-enhancing technologies, products and services.

Bob Colucci, president, IDD, Essilor of America and chairman, Essilor Vision Foundation was also recognized at the 14th annual event, held at the Plaza Hotel.

The gala’s proceeds support vision care for indigent and working poor men, women, and children who visit the College’s University Eye Center, scholarships for outstanding students, vision science research, and community outreach programs, including vision care for the homebound throughout New York City.

“Eyes on New York has raised a significant amount of funds over its history, thanks to the generosity of so many. What’s even more heartwarming is hearing the stories of the people whom those dollars will benefit: tomorrow, next month, and even a generation from now,” said Warner. “Thank you to the Optometric Center of New York for its steadfast dedication to improving sight each day – a commitment held by my colleagues at CooperVision. I’m honored to be recognized, and gratefully accept the honor on behalf of everyone who shares this passion for the gift of sight.”

To learn more about The Optometric Center of New York, visit www.sunyopt.edu/giving. For more information about CooperVision, please 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 www.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 is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. 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 families with its diversified portfolio of products and services focusing on women’s health, fertility and diagnostics. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has more than 10,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.

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