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CooperVision Ready for Today thought-leadership events a resounding success

Events across Europe focus on the benefits of silicone hydrogel daily disposables for the wearer of today.

Southampton, UK, 17th November 2015 

Hundreds of eye care practitioners across Europe gathered for a series of thought-leadership events, hosted by global contact lens manufacturer, CooperVision. The events launched the company’s Ready for Today campaign, which focuses on the subject of silicone hydrogel (SiHy) daily disposable contact lenses and how to meet the needs of today’s wearers. 

Each of the four European venues; the Leadenhall Building, London; Theater Amsterdam, Amsterdam; MesseTurm, Frankfurt and DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen, provided a spectacular setting for the events’ esteemed speakers. 

World-renowned award-winning researcher and lecturer, Professor Nathan Efron, led the knowledge sharing section of each event with his presentation, Silicone hydrogel daily disposables – the ultimate lens, followed by internationally recognised communication expert, Sarah Morgan, and her presentation, Unlocking the secrets – strategies for keeping wearers for the long term.

Both presentations provided insights and advice destined to equip eye care practitioners with the valuable information they need to communicate the benefits of SiHy daily disposable contact lenses to their patients and encourage long-term wear.

Speaking of his experience at the events, Professor Efron said: “It was a fantastic week and I enjoyed working in partnership with CooperVision to help raise the profile of SiHy daily disposable lenses and the many benefits they can offer to patients with demanding lifestyles.”

Sarah Morgan added: “As people’s lifestyles are becoming more demanding, so consumers demand more from their lenses and more from us as eye care professionals. How we communicate with our patients is therefore a critical factor in securing their loyalty and hopefully these events have helped those who attended to feel confident that they can provide their patients with the information they need.”

Myles Hustler, EU Head of Marketing – Daily Disposable Products at CooperVision said: “We are delighted with the feedback we have received as a result of our recent Ready for Today events and are extremely grateful to our speakers, Nathan Efron and Sarah Morgan for sharing their expertise. We are now looking forward to providing continued support to industry professionals on this subject by delivering an ongoing programme of useful content for both eye care practitioners and retail staff.”


Media Contact Details: Naomi Snuggs 02380 827388

About the speakers
Professor Nathan Efron AC, DSc, PhD, BScOptom, FAAO, FIACLE, FCCLSA, FBCLA, FACO.
Currently at the School of Optometry, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Award-winning researcher and lecturer, and author of over 850 articles and nine books. He is President of the Australian College of Optometry, and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Sarah Morgan BSc (Hons) MPhil, MCOptom, FAAO, FBCLA.
Optometrist and internationally recognised communication expert and Vision Sciences Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. Sarah has a passion for inspiring eye care professionals in the field of contact lenses to maximise the wearer experience and promote long-term loyalty.

About CooperVision
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses and related products and services. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. 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 developing 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 health care to women. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has approximately 10,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.

CooperVision Partners with Leading Experts to Host Exclusive Ready for Today Silicone Hydrogel One Day Events Across Europe

Lectures and Peer Networking from 2 – 6 November Help Eye Care Professionals Thrive

Southampton, UK, 13 October 2015 

Global contact lens manufacturer, CooperVision, is delighted to announce a week of exclusive thought-leadership events across Europe, advancing its new Ready for Today initiative. Focused on the benefits of silicone hydrogel (SiHy) one day contact lenses, these lectures and peer networking opportunities are designed to help eye care professionals further enhance and support the success of their contact lens wearers.

Commencing on 2nd November at the visually striking Leadenhall Building, London, the series will feature presentations in close partnership with world-renowned award-winning researcher and lecturer Professor Nathan Efron and optometrist and internationally recognised communication expert Sarah Morgan.

Professor Efron will showcase how SiHy lenses benefit people with fast-paced, digital device-dominated and demanding lifestyles through his presentation entitled Silicone hydrogel daily disposables – the ultimate lens. Ms. Morgan will provide ECPs with practical advice through her presentation, Unlocking the secrets – strategies for keeping wearers for the long term.

The week will continue with similar events at Theater Amsterdam, Amsterdam on 3rd November, MesseTurm, Frankfurt on 5th November, and DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen on 6th November.

Debbie Olive, Country Manager at CooperVision said, “We are constantly evaluating the clinical and business landscapes to help eye care professionals be aware of the latest trends in care, and to provide them with insights to enable better patient experience and greater practice success. Our Ready for Today events, in partnership with the renowned Nathan Efron and Sarah Morgan, illustrate the depth of our commitment to advancing the standard of care across Europe.”