Reminder: Enter to Be Among the First to Fit Biofinity Multifocal

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, May 26, 2011
Reminder: 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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New to Contact Lenses? We've Got You Covered!

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Whether you're considering contact lenses or you've recently started wearing them, we've got you covered with all the information you'll need to know about wearing and caring for your contact lenses:

  • Rookie Playbook: from tips for talking to your parents about contacts, to helpful do's and don'ts for contact lens wear and care, you'll find everything you need to know about contact lenses in this new-to-contacts guide.
  • Application & Removal Video: follow these simple steps to properly apply and remove your contact lenses.
  • Replacement Schedules: you have options when it comes to contact lenses. A replacement schedule is the length of time your contacts can be worn before you need to replace them. CooperVision contacts come in Daily, Two-Week, and Monthly modalities. Learn more!
  • Lens Finder: take this lifestyle quiz to see which of our contact lenses could help you enjoy the best in vision, health and comfort.
  • Practitioner Locator: find an eye care provider close to your home or work.

For more information, check out our most frequently asked questions.

May is UV Awareness Month

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wear those sunglasses! May is UV Awareness Month - while it is common knowledge that ultraviolet (UV) rays can be harmful to the skin, did you know that UV-A and UV-B rays can also cause damage to the eyes? Check out the UV Learning Center from Prevent Blindness America for more information about the effects of UV rays on vision and for ways to keep your eyes protected from the sun.

As a reminder, choose sunglasses and goggles that offer both UV-A and UV-B protection.

Patient Success Story: Getting Contacts in Time for Prom

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's prom season. Most high school students spend the weeks leading up to prom prepping for the event - ordering flowers, renting a tux, shopping for the perfect dress. But what if you're a busy high school student who wears glasses, has a difficult-to-fit prescription, and wants to go to prom glasses-free? Maybe you've tried contacts before but never really had the best luck? Make an appointment to discuss CooperVision contacts with your eye care provider - CooperVision offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Dr. Alan Glazier from Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care in Rockville, Maryland, shares a patient success story for one frustrated-turned-happy high school senior who was able to go to prom glasses-free:

Imagine this – you are a 17 year old senior – prom is less than a week away – you are being fit for contact lenses – you have a difficult contact lens prescription, the first few visits the lenses didn’t work for one reason or another and frustration is mounting as you wonder if contact lenses exist that may work for you.   Because of your high prescription, your lenses aren’t in stock at the doctors office. To make matters worse, with the narrow window of time before prom, there was no guarantee the lenses would arrive in time.

Fortunately, the representative from one of the leading contact lens manufacturers, CooperVision (Brian Christie) overheard some of the conversation.  CooperVision had recently expanded the parameters of trial contact lenses they provided to doctors offices, including extremely high powered lenses.  Brian reminded the technicians at Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care that he had days ago stocked the high powered trial lenses my anxious young patient needed.   CooperVision's extremely comfortable Proclear brand’s parameters were expanded to include powers high enough for almost any myopic prescription. Sure enough, there they were.  Dr. Glazier proceeded to fit the Proclear soft contact lenses. The Monthly disposable lenses fit my patient beautifully, gave her perfect 20/20 vision and she left with a smile from ear to ear, comforted in the knowledge that she would see well at her one and only senior prom.

Top takeaways:  Encourage your children and teenagers to get their eyes checked regularly, especially when wearing contact lenses.  Parents who don’t suspect any problems with their children's eyes should have them checked by age 4 at the latest.  If there is a pressing need for contact lenses, give yourself a two week leadtime, and for glasses at least 10 days.

Thank you Brian Christie and CooperVision!  

Putting CooperVision in Clear Sight

Posted by CooperVision on Friday, May 13, 2011
The Rochester Business Journal, the local business journal in Rochester, New York, location of our General Offices, recently posted an article covering our rebranding efforts and market share. Read the full article here.

Get Ready for Prom with Contacts

Posted by CooperVision on Wednesday, May 11, 2011
It's prom season! Do you plan on wearing glasses or contacts to this year's prom? Share your answer on our Facebook page!

Are you looking to ditch the glasses for a night? Talk to your doctor about 1 day lenses for daily and/or occasional wear. Have astigmatism? You can wear daily disposables, too - ClearSight 1 Day Toric provides astigmatic patients with all the benefits of a daily disposable lens plus correction for astigmatism. For more information about our Daily Wear offerings, visit our website.

Discuss your options with your eye care professional. Print our Free Trial Lens Offer and bring it with you on your visit to try out CooperVision contacts for free*!

*By prescription only. Eye exam may be required and this coupon does not include eye exam or fitting fees.

New Lens Finder Lifestyle Quiz

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, May 5, 2011
Do you have trouble reading small type? How often do you replace your lenses? Where do you spend most of your day? We all have different needs when it comes to contact lenses, but no matter your lifestyle or vision condition, there's likely a CooperVision contact lens that's right for you. Take our all new Lens Finder quiz to find out which of our contact lenses could help you enjoy the best in vision, health and comfort.

Print your results and bring them with you on your next visit to your eye care professional to help you start the conversation. Try CooperVision contact lenses with our Free Trial Lens Offer - bring this certificate* with you, too!

*By prescription only. Eye exam may be required and this coupon does not include eye exam or fitting fees.

Vision Conditions

Posted by CooperVision on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Just about everyone will have a need for vision correction at some point during their lives - especially later in life, when reading small type becomes more difficult. By understanding the most common vision conditions, you’ll know what vision condition you have and how this condition can be corrected with contact lenses.

As with any issue involving your vision, an eye care professional is the best person to answer any questions you may have. Furthermore, only he or she will be able to provide you with an accurate diagnosis of your specific vision condition.

Learn about the most common vision conditions (astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness, and presbyopia) and ways that contact lenses can help.

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On Eye is the contact lens blog from CooperVision. On this site, you will find insights about fitting, technology, and the business of contact lenses. The On Eye blog is designed to meet the needs of both Eye Care Practitioners and consumers. ECP and medical professional-specific portions of the blog will be password protected in order to protect and reserve the privacy of the profession. To read more about our terms of use, please see the Legal tab.

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