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Increased Sponsorship from CooperVision

IACLE welcomes increased sponsorship from CooperVision to help support contact lens education worldwide

Contact lens maker CooperVision has renewed its support for the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) and stepped up its sponsorship to Gold level.

CooperVision, a unit of global medical device company The Cooper Companies, Inc, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The company was founded in 1980, and it is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, USA. Its products are sold in more than 100 countries.

IACLE’s current sponsors are Platinum Sponsor Alcon, Gold Sponsor CooperVision, Silver Sponsor Johnson & Johnson Vision, Bronze Sponsor Bausch + Lomb andDonor Sponsor Euclid Systems – who together help support the association’s high-quality contact lens programs worldwide.  CooperVision has also sponsored the annual IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards since their introduction in 2014.  

IACLE is the leading provider of educational and information resources essential to contact lens educators. It currently has 826 active members in 70 countries around the world. Of these, around half are in its Global Priority Countries (China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Brazil and Russia). Europe and North America are also well represented.

IACLE members teach at more than 570 academic institutions worldwide and reach an estimated 20,000 students annually. IACLE recently introduced the New IACLE Contact Lens Course (New ICLC), a 30-lecture course fully revised and updated by the world’s leading authorities in contact lenses, to keep pace with developments in the contact lens field.

IACLE President Dr Shehzad Naroo welcomed the increased support from CooperVision as Gold Sponsor: ‘We have a long-established working relationship with CooperVision. Our educational goals are aligned and we are very grateful for the company’s increased support since this will help us to achieve the aims of IACLE.’

‘As the vision correction needs of today’s patients continue to evolve, contact lens education has become even more critical to the long-term success of contact lens wearers,’ commented Dr Gary Orsborn, Vice President of Global Professional & Clinical Affairs for CooperVision. ‘Today’s students are tomorrow’s eye care professionals, and we are proud to partner with IACLE to help bring best-in-class education into their institutions.’

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Alison Ewbank 

Public Relations | International Association of Contact Lens Educators
International Association of Contact Lens Educators
London | United Kingdom
Email: a.ewbank@iacle.org

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

1. Click here for full details of all IACLE sponsors and the benefits of sponsorship.

2. Click here for IACLE’s 2017 Activity Summary.

3. Click here for more information on IACLE’s educational programs and here for the New IACLE Contact Lens Course.

4. Dr Shehzad Naroo is Reader at Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

5. Information on all IACLE activities and membership is available at www.iacle.org.

ABOUT IACLE

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators was established in 1979 and is a non-profit, non-political association. IACLE has 826 active members in 70 countries and welcomes contact lens educators from all eye care professions and related disciplines. IACLE is dedicated to raising the standard of contact lens education and promoting the safe use of contact lenses worldwide. It is the leading provider of educational resources essential to contact lens educators. IACLE is supported by leading global contact lens manufacturers: Platinum Sponsor Alcon, Gold Sponsor CooperVision, Silver Sponsor Johnson & Johnson Vision, Bronze Sponsor Bausch + Lomb and Donor Sponsor Euclid. Find out more at www.iacle.org.

ABOUT COOPERVISION

CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. 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.