February 20, 2014

PLEASANTON, Calif. – CooperVision, Inc. (NYSE: COO) today announced its support for the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) as the lead sponsor of the first IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards.

The awards program recognizes and rewards achievements in contact lens education worldwide. The IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year will be awarded to three individuals; one from each of IACLE’s three region –Asia Pacific; Europe, Middle East and Asia; and Americas. The awards will be presented at the 2014 British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference & Exhibition in Birmingham, United Kingdom, taking place from June 6-9, 2014. The deadline for entries for the 2014 awards is Friday, February 28, 2014.

“As one of the world’s leading soft contact lens manufacturers, CooperVision is proud to support the efforts and achievements of contact lens educators worldwide,” commented Dr. Juan Carlos Aragon, Senior Vice President of Global Professional Affairs, CooperVision. “We are honored to sponsor the first IACLE Contacts Lens Educator Awards and help raise awareness for contact lens education and best practices.”

“We are grateful for CooperVision’s sponsorship which will enable the IACLE to recognize the exemplary contributions made by contact lens educators,” commented Dr. Shehzad Naroo, IACLE President. “We thank CooperVision for helping us to further our mission to raise the standards of contact lens education and provide tools and resources to support educators worldwide.”

For more information on the IACLE Contact Lens Educator of the Year Awards, please visit the Awards page on the IACLE website.

About IACLE

The International Association of Contact Lens Educators was established in 1979 and is a non-profit, non-political association. IACLE has 839 members in 71 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 and information resources essential to contact lens educators.

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