Over the past 4 months, CooperVision’s Essential Hospital Workers Complimentary Contact Lens Program enabled eye care professionals to provide support to patients working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. By the program’s conclusion on August 31, nearly 570 optometry practices from 46 states and the District of Columbia had chosen to extend the complimentary lenses to their patients.
“During these critical months of the pandemic, the Essential Hospital Workers Complimentary Contact Lens Program gave practitioners the opportunity to make personal connections with patients who needed them most,” Jerry Warner, President, Americas and Global Commercial Functions, CooperVision, said in a company news release. “At CooperVision, it has always been our mission to help improve the way people see each day, and we’re grateful to have had the ability to partner with eye care professionals to help those who have given so much of themselves to this fight.”
Through the program, CooperVision worked with eye care professionals to supply essential hospital workers with contact lenses—one box per eye, per patient—at no cost. The complimentary lenses included all 1-day, 2-week, and monthly brands from the company, such as clariti 1 day, MyDay, Biofinity, Avaira, and Proclear brands.*
As the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue, CooperVision remains committed to supporting eye care professionals and their patients. For the latest updates on CooperVision’s efforts, visit https://coopervision.com/practitioner/covid-practitioner-resources.