CooperVision Renews Global Gold Sponsorship of Optometry Giving Sight

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PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision Inc. has renewed its commitment as a global gold sponsor to Optometry Giving Sight. The renewal covers three years and is effective as of January 2017.

“We are delighted that CooperVision will continue to partner with us in this way,” said Clive Miller, chief executive officer of Optometry Giving Sight. “This kind of charitable financial support enables us to plan for the future and ensures that we are able to continue funding key program areas, including optometry development and child eye health.”

CooperVision’s cumulative support for vision care projects that are helping to eliminate uncorrected refractive error is expected to exceed $2 million by the end of 2016, Miller said in a statement announcing the sponsorship renewal. In addition, the company contributes funding through a patient rebate donation program in the U.S. that is now in its fifth year. More than 80,000 patients have participated in the effort, and CooperVision also supports a number of other charitable efforts worldwide.

CooperVision also supports a number of specific programs in partnership with Optometry Giving Sight, providing funding as well as sending experts on site for professional guidance and observation. The One Bright Vision initiative will screen 30,000 children ages 7 to12 in the Chennai region of India during 2016, following a similar effort that screened 100,000 children in Tanzania from 2013 to 2015.

“The goals and mission of Optometry Giving Sight are directly aligned with our CooperVision purpose to help improve the way people see each day,” CooperVision president Daniel G. McBride said in the statement. “It’s inspiring to know that hundreds of thousands of individuals are benefiting from initiatives funded in whole or part by our commitment.”