PLEASANTON, CA, February 26, 2013 — CooperVision, Inc. (NYSE: COO) today announced the launch of a new website in partnership with the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS), reinforcing the global contact lens manufacturer’s continued commitment to serving the U.S. military community. By logging onto www.coopervision.com/armedforces, military members and their families can purchase CooperVision’s contact lenses affordably and be assured guaranteed delivery wherever they are located around the world.
For every box of CooperVision Biofinity®, Avaira® and Proclear® 1 day contact lenses purchased through the website, CooperVision will donate $1 to the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The Wounded Warrior Project® takes a holistic approach when serving the military community and their families to nurture the mind and body, and encourages economic empowerment and engagement.
“As a former member of the U.S. Armed Services, I understand and appreciate the unique demands placed on our military personnel and their families,” John Weber, president, CooperVision said. “I am excited for the launch of the new website as it will make it easier and more affordable for military patients to experience the performance and value of CooperVision's contact lenses.”
“The Armed Forces Optometric Society’s primary mission is to serve our nation’s military personnel and veterans,” expressed AFOS executive director Dr. Anthony Borgognoni. “Since we have the highest vision standards in the world, we are dedicated to preserving vision and eradicating blindness. This opportunity with CooperVision serves our military community in pursuing these goals.”
AFOS was created in 1970 to advance the science of eye care throughout the world. Today the society has more than 1,200 military and federal doctors of optometry across the country and internationally. AFOS has the largest group of Vision Scientists worldwide, and strives to elevate the standards of eye care for the benefit of men, women, and children everywhere.
For more information, please visit www.afos2020.org.
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. Dedicated to continually bringing a refreshing perspective to the contact lens experience for practitioners and patients, CooperVision specializes in lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia, and ocular dryness. The company routinely collaborates with eye care professionals in the research and development of relevant products, manufacturing a full array of monthly, two-week, and daily disposable contact lenses featuring advanced materials and optics. 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 Euronext (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 crafting a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical focuses on supplying women’s health clinicians with market leading products and treatment options to improve the delivery of healthcare to women. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has approximately 7,800 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.