Be Among the First to Fit Biofinity Multifocal

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, April 28, 2011
The new Biofinity Multifocal contact lenses will be available this summer! Log In or Register to find out how you can be one of 50 lucky accounts to be among the first to receive the Biofinity Multifocal fit sets!

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Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Tomorrow, April 27th, is Administrative Professionals' Day. We'd like to thank all of our wonderful support staff at CooperVision who help keep our business running. We encourage you to celebrate your staff as well!

EyeFit Gamers with Biofinity

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, April 21, 2011
Did you know that video/computer gamers spend approximately 35 hours/week in front of a computer screen? Many gamers will play with great concentration until near exhaustion, playing for hours with few, if any, breaks. They also typically have a lower-than-average blinking rate, which leads to discomfort in the form of dry eye*. Now imagine what the gaming experience is like for a contact lens wearer. Log In or Register to read more!

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Find the Right Contact Lens for You

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, April 19, 2011
When it comes to contact lenses, we all have different needs. But no matter your lifestyle or vision condition needs, there's likely a CooperVision contact lens that's right for you. Visit our website and take our new Lens Finder quiz to find out which of our contact lenses could help you enjoy the best in vision, health, and comfort.

Be sure to print your quiz results and bring them with you to your next appointment to help start the conversation with your eye care practitioner.

Allergies and Contact Lenses

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, April 14, 2011
Springtime is officially here! Spring means warmer weather, longer days, and the on-set of seasonal allergens like pollen. Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies and many experience allergy symptoms in their eyes, including itching, tearing and redness. For contact lens wearers, this time of year can be extremely frustrating. 

1 Day lenses are a great solution to help reduce allergy symptoms for contact lens wearers. Since a fresh lens is used every morning and disposed of each night, the accumulation of allergens on the lens surface is reduced. This ensures a comfortable wearing experience all day, every day. Even better, Proclear 1 Day lenses are the only daily disposable contacts with a FDA clearance for the claim: "may provide improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear." Even in allergy season, enjoy all-day comfort with Proclear 1 Day. For more information on our 1 Day lenses, click here.

What steps do you take to avoid suffering from allergy symptoms? Share your success stories with us and we may feature you in an upcoming blog post! For more information about seasonal allergies, including tips to avoid exposure to allergy triggers, please click here.

All New CooperVision.com

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Welcome to CooperVision's updated web experience. Building upon our long-standing partnership with Eye Care Practitioners, we listened to your feedback and developed a site about you! Once you register and log in to www.coopervision.com, you will see the MyCooperVision dashboard - confidential for your practice - with your practice specific data included.

Log In or Register for more information about the all new CooperVision.com for Eye Care Practitioners!

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April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, April 7, 2011
Research shows that more women than men tend to experience moderate to severe symptoms of dry eye1 (see below for a full list of dry eye symptoms). In honor of Women's Eye Health and Safety Month, Prevent Blindness America recently released a dry eye warning, citing helpful tips to avoid irritation from dry eye, including reminders to blink frequently while using a computer and avoid hair dryers and cigarette smoke. To see even more helpful tips, visit the Prevent Blindness America website.

What is dry eye?
Dry eye is a condition in which one’s eyes do not produce enough tears, or produce tears which do not have the proper chemical composition. Often, dry eye is part of the natural aging process. It can also be caused by blinking or eyelid problems, medications like antihistamines, oral contraceptives and antidepressants, a dry climate, wind and dust, general health problems like arthritis or Sjogren's syndrome, and chemical or thermal burns to your eyes.

Symptoms may include irritated, scratchy, dry, uncomfortable, or red eyes; a burning sensation or feeling of something foreign in your eyes; and blurred vision. Excessive dry eyes may damage eye tissue, scar your cornea (the front covering of your eyes) and impair vision, and make wearing contact lenses difficult2.

If you think you may be experiencing dry eye symptoms, contact your eye care practitioner today. Click here to find an eye care practitioner near you.


1Reference: National Women's Health Resource Center
2Reference: AOA

Free Podcast with Shelly Bansal, BCLA President

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Listen in as our VP of Global Professional Relations, Dr. Richard Clompus, interviews Shelly Bansal, British Contact Lens Association President. During this podcasted interview, Bansal shares his ideas about vision care and contact lenses, specifically addressing issues like younger patients, habits and first year experience for new to contact lens patients, and situations in which patients say they can't be fit for contact lenses.

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