January 10, 2013

Southampton, United Kingdom, 10th January 2013 — Global contact lens manufacturer, CooperVision has launched its new user-friendly patient registration scheme, Vision Xtra, to help make practitioners working lives easier. Featuring a wide range of benefits, the new system provides a simple way for practitioners to manage their patients.

Straightforward and free to register, this can be done online at www.coopervision.co.uk or over the phone. Once logged in, practitioners can gain full control and visibility of registered patients and their orders in one convenient location. Users can enter, update and renew patient records without charge as many times as necessary. By registering patients, practitioners will receive proactive notifications of any order delays, whilst a straightforward ordering process allows practitioners to ship orders directly to their patients1, saving time and allowing practices to remain competitive in the marketplace. Practitioners can also rest assured that their patients’ data will never be used for any marketing purposes or passed on to third parties.

Other benefits of the scheme include 100 per cent credit on product returns2, hassle-free returns3 and free staff training to ensure practices are able to utilise the Vision Xtra package to its full potential.

The Vision Xtra scheme also fits perfectly with practice’s own Direct Debit programmes, to ensure patients continue to enjoy the ease and convenience of automatic bill payment. Research has shown that 91 per cent4 of Direct Debit users consider it to be a convenient way to pay bills, whilst 72 per cent5 of practices estimate that their patients keep their payment plans running for at least three years, maximising income for practices whilst building customer loyalty.

Commenting on the new scheme, Rob Healey, Marketing Manager for the UK and Ireland at CooperVision said: “Vision Xtra is of real advantage to practitioners, radically improving the way they can manage their patient orders. Designed to keep practitioners in the loop so they can communicate effectively with patients on the status of their orders, the system is simple, quick and efficient, enabling practitioners to spend more of their time focusing on the wellbeing of their patients.”

For more information, please visit www.coopervision.co.uk/visionxtra, call 0870 9000 055 or speak to your CooperVision Area Business Manager.

1. Direct to patient orders will be subject to a standard freight charge.

2. To claim a credit you will need to do so within 90 days of the invoice date.

3. To claim a credit you will need to do so within 90 days of the invoice date. We reserve the right to request for product to be sent back to us. If we do decide to ask for product back we will do so within 10 working days of receiving a credit request form.

4. BACS UK 2011.

5. RBI; Optician/CooperVision Contact lens payment plan research.

About CooperVision

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. CooperVision manufactures 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 over 7,500 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.

Contact lenses are medical devices and can only be prescribed and dispensed by a licensed eye-care professional.

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