CooperVision Recognized as a Healthcare Hero and Innovator

The Rochester Business Journal recently selected CooperVision as a 2024 Health Care Hero Honoree and award winner in the Health Care Innovation Category for MyDay Energys®.

The Health Care Heroes awards recognize excellence, promote innovation, and honor the e­fforts of organizations and individuals making a significant impact on the quality of health care.

“This year’s Health Care Heroes go above and beyond to provide the best possible health care to the Greater Rochester area. They are leaders and innovators who serve their community and also mentor others,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, managing director, BridgeTower Media/Rochester Business Journal. “We are pleased to honor these exceptional individuals for all they have done and will continue to do.”

MyDay Energys® is the first 1day contact lens with an innovative single vision aspheric lens design, which was initially introduced in the company’s Biofinity Energys®. The lenses are designed for today’s world, providing extraordinary comfort1 for wearers when they are using digital devices.2 

“Today, we live in a world of digital devices, and screentime is part of our everyday lives.3-5 CooperVision was able to look ahead of the growing digital device curve, combined with our knowledge of patients’ preference for one-day wear,6 to be the first to bring this innovative lens to market,” said Alex Wilkes, President, Americas, CooperVision. “We’re honored that the Rochester Business Journal recognized our leadership in innovation with MyDay Energys®, and we’re proud to be part of the Rochester community.”

CooperVision is a major employer and has a significant and growing footprint in the greater Rochester area. The company recently expanded its packaging and distribution facility in West Henrietta and completed the renovation of its manufacturing operations in Scottsville. CooperVision also continues to lead the way in innovation on a regional, national, and international scale. The introduction of MyDay Energys® is the latest advancement in the company’s commitment to providing CooperVision’s innovative lens features across both the monthly and 1 day modalities.

The Rochester Business Journal has served as the leading source of business news and information in Rochester, N.Y., for 37 years. In addition to its website,, and weekly print publication, the Rochester Business Journal publishes more than 25 special products a year.

Find out more about MyDay Energys® here.


1. CVI data on file 2023. US in market assessment survey conducted by 23 ECPs: n=207 habitual contact lens patients refit into MyDay Energys® contact lenses after one week of daily wear. ECP's Top 2 Box: 100%.

2. CVI data on file 2018. Prospective, multi-center (5 US sites), open label, bilateral wear, one week dispensing study with MyDay Energys. N=77 habitual soft CL wearers. 75% of patients slightly agree/agree/strongly agree.

3. Digital 2023: The United States of America. Datareportal. Consumption of different digital media types may occur concurrently. Accessed January 17, 2024.

4. CVI data on file 2023. US online survey: n=738, Vision corrected patients. US Adults Ages 18-44 who wear corrective spectacles and/or contact lenses and use a smartphone. 62% greatly increased/increased for both work and personal use.

5. McClain C, Vogels EA, Perrin A, et al. How the Internet and Technology Shaped Americans’ Personal Experiences Amid Covid-19. Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech. []. Accessed Feb. 2, 2024.

6. CVI data on file 2021. US in market assessment survey conducted by 15 ECPs: fitting 10 patients each into Biofinity Energys®. Response to “How would having the Biofinity Energys® technology available in a 1-day contact lens impact your practice?”

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