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Student Program

The Best Practices℠ Student Program is a part of CooperVision’s annual Best Practices℠ initiative in which three outstanding third-year optometry students can join the prestigious group of eye care professionals at an annual Summit and media relations event.

Selection is based on a student’s academic standing at a U.S. optometry school, demonstration of leadership, and participation in school or community activities. Students must be available to attend the Best Practices’ Summit, Spring 2023. Applications for the 2024 Best Practices Program will open in September 2023.

How does becoming a Best Practices℠ Student honoree benefit third-year students?

The Best Practices℠ Program is a celebration of top third-year optometry students who are invited to attend the Best Practices℠ Summit, where they can meet and learn from leaders in the profession.



Collaborate with top innovators in the eye care industry and learn about what sets them apart.



Gain career advice to support continued education as a new professional to practice



Join the Best Practices℠ alumni network and connect with over 80 winning ECPs and 9 student honorees.

Interested in becoming a Best Practices honoree?

Hear from some of the Best Practices℠ honorees about their experiences.

How to apply to become a Best Practices℠ Student honoree

Applying to the Best Practices℠ Program is easy! Submit your contact information and provide a short video taken from your phone or any smart device.

Please submit the video as a link to YouTube or other video hosting. Videos should be short (1-2 minutes) and answer two questions:

  1. What is one thing you would like to impact in field of optometry and why?
  2. How will attending the Best Practices℠ Summit help you do that?

Learn more about the programs and resources available to optometry students by visiting CooperVision’s ECP Viewpoints℠.

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