CooperVision’s North America Professional and Academic Affairs team hosted a meeting for contact lens educators from the Schools and Colleges of Optometry across North America. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Global Specialty Lens Symposium in Las Vegas on January 25, 2018. Thirty-seven educators from the 23 Schools and Colleges of Optometry were represented.
Dr. Juan Carlos Aragon, President of Global Specialty Contact Lenses for CooperVision, provided an update on the new Specialty Eye Care business which encompasses Soflex, Procornea and newly acquired Paragon Vision Sciences.
The Professional and Academic Affairs team continued the program with an update on the various key collegiate optometric programs to support students and faculty. These programs are intended to bring hands-on experience and visibility to the products and services available from CooperVision, including the commitment to give back to the community.
The newly added MyDay® toric daily disposable contact lens for astigmatism and CooperVision’s new contact lens solution program were introduced to the educators. The solution products program will provide their patients with an access code that allows the patient to purchase CooperVision contact lens care products online, with the profits going directly to the school.
In addition, the educators in attendance were given the opportunity to participate in a brainstorming session centered around common contact lens problems faced in the industry today. Teams whose ideas were collectively voted as the best by the group were given the opportunity to choose a nonprofit organization to receive a charitable grant from CooperVision on their behalf.