In support of essential hospital workers fighting on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, CooperVision said it will provide US eye care professionals with complimentary contact lens refills.
Through the program, essential hospital workers may receive one box of CooperVision contact lenses for each eye, including all 1-day, 2-week, and monthly brands that the company manufactures, such as clariti 1 day, MyDay, Biofinity, Avaira, and Proclear brands. They must be presently working at a hospital in the U.S. to fight COVID-19, and a current contact lens prescription is required.
“We are deeply grateful for the men and women who are working in hospitals to take care of patients stricken with COVID-19. They are enduring long hours in uncomfortable personal protective equipment and dealing with the stress of caring for the seriously ill—all while risking their own health in the process,” Jerry Warner, President, Americas and Global Commercial Functions, CooperVision, said in a company news release. “We’re all looking for ways to help, and at CooperVision, we can partner with eye care professionals to provide contact lenses, ensuring our front line hospital workers have the vision correction they need to do their jobs and live their lives.”
The CooperVision Essential Hospital Workers Complimentary Contact Lens Program will run through June 5, 2020. To obtain contact lenses for eligible patients, eye care professionals must submit the application form via email to CVcares@coopervision.com. Once the application is processed, the lenses will be shipped directly to the address provided for the patient. Orders via authorized distributors will not be accepted for this program.
For more information, visit https://coopervision.com/practitioner/ecp-viewpoints/covid-19-resources.