During a year of unprecedented challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, eye care practices across the nation have adapted to meet the changing needs of their patients and find ways to not only survive, but thrive. In celebration of 10 such practices, CooperVision announced today its 2021 Best Practices honorees.
Now in its sixth year, CooperVision’s Best Practices program highlights optometric practices in the U.S. that advance the profession through innovation, industry leadership, and exceptional patient experience. The new honorees join a prestigious group of 50 other extraordinary optometry practices that have been profiled and supported through the initiative.
“Every year, we seek eye care practices who have tackled the profession’s challenges head on. But when we launched the Best Practices program, we never could have imagined a year like 2020 and the impact it would have on optometry. We weren’t sure what we would see in this year’s applications,” said Michele Andrews, OD, Vice President of Professional and Government Affairs, North America, CooperVision. “The stories we received were remarkable. It has been a true testament to the strength and resiliency of eye care professionals—that they have not only made it through the hardships associated with the pandemic, but that they have embraced them to make their practices stronger than ever. And they’re ready to share their secrets to success for the benefit of others. I’m so proud to partner with these new honorees.”
The 2021 Best Practices honorees are:
- ALAMO EYE CARE – San Antonio, Texas
- BELLAIRE FAMILY EYE CARE – Bellaire, Texas
- BLINK – Albuquerque, N.M
- BRIGHT EYES – Tampa, Fl.
- BROAD VIEW EYE CENTER – Broadview Heights, Ohio
- CARBON VALLEY EYE CARE – Frederick, Colo.
- CLEARVUE VISION CENTER – Kent, Wash.
- DUPAGE OPTICAL – Addison, Ill.
- PROFESSIONAL EYE CARE CENTER – Niles, Ill.
- SOCIALITE VISION – Palm Beach Gardens, Fl.
All U.S. optometry practices currently fitting contact lenses were eligible for consideration in Fall 2020. Candidates were evaluated and honorees were selected by a panel of judges including past Best Practices honorees and industry experts. A full list of judges is available at https://coopervision.com/practitioner/best-practices/apply. Evaluation was based on insights and experiences shared about the practices’ innovation, patient experience, and business culture.
Read the press release for more information about this year's honorees.