We collaborate with nonprofits, educators, and industry organizations to accelerate the industries we work in and address unmet healthcare needs. See below for detail on our partnerships. More information is available in our inaugural ESG Report.
International Myopia Institute
CooperVision® is a Platinum Sponsor of the International Myopia Institute. This group of global myopia experts delivered a landmark publication of white papers providing evidenced-based information in myopia. We will continue to support their future efforts.
Global Myopia Symposium
CooperVision® was a Platinum Sponsor of the inaugural Global Myopia Symposium providing cutting edge, clinical information based on the most current research to implement directly into practice. It was held September 2020 and attracted nearly 600 attendees from 60 countries.
Healthcare Alliance for Patient Safety
CooperVision is a charter member of the The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety (APS). Founded in 2018, this organization exists to advocate for patient safety and to protect and defend the doctor-patient relationship - the essential foundation of personalized health care decision making.
The Vision Council
As a member of the Vision Council, CooperVision® helps educate consumers about the importance of vision health and innovations in vision care products and collaborates to ensure that contact lenses are included in research, education, and advocacy efforts.
Students from Minority Backgrounds
CVI and the National Optometric Association (NOA) have awarded Future Contact Lens Leader scholarships to exceptional optometry students with a high interest in contact lenses. The NOA helps advance the visual health of minority populations as well as opening up opportunities for future optometry careers through recruiting support and job placement services.
Soft Toric and Presbyopic Lens Education (STAPLE) Program®
(STAPLE) provides contact lens education through hands-on workshops to optometry students at every school and college of optometry in the United States and Canada. Program participants gain valuable experience in fitting soft toric and soft multifocal contact lenses on patients recruited specifically for the event. The STAPLE Program® is a collaborative effort between CooperVision, Alcon, Bausch+Lomb, and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.
Student Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (SVOSH)
CooperVision® helps send optometry students on international missions to provide free eye care to underserved populations. Every school and college of optometry who has an SVOSH chapter receives annual financial support for this program.
Ghana's Future Optometrists
In partnership with the Optical Foundation, a nonprofit increasing accessibility to eyecare in Ghana, CVI sponsored registration to the 2020 American Academy of Optometry virtual conference for more than 75 optometry students from Ghana. While previously CVI sponsored a small number of attendees, the virtual conference enabled a larger number to attend. The students, who were in their final year of study, had access to the complete schedule of online educational sessions offered at the two-week event.
Providing Education Travel Grants
For the sixth consecutive year, CVI sponsored the Cornea, Contact Lenses and Refractive Technologies Resident Travel Fellowship at the 2020 American Academy of Optometry offering educational travel grants to more than 30 optometric residents.