COOPERVISION Contact Lenses Brand Introduction

CooperVision is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses and related products and services.

Our products are sold in over 100 countries around the world. From China to Europe, from Africa to the Americas, we’re there improving the way people see.

We appreciate that no two eyes, no two patients, and no two days are ever the same. We realize that people look to us to provide contact lenses that are best in class—whether it’s one of our mainstream lenses or one for our specialty market.

We’re also different. We feel that by collaborating and listening to others, we can accomplish far more. This is all part of our refreshing perspective to you—the people who wear our contacts and the eye care practitioners who work with us.

To learn more about us, take a look around our site. Feel free to reach out and ask questions. We’re here for you.

 

What We Do

CooperVision designs and manufactures contact lenses

That's what we do and we do it extremely well. We create and execute innovation that is unmatched in the contact lens industry. There's much more to our story than that, however. In fact, you'll find that what sets us apart is how we approach our business. We collaborate. We listen. And, we enjoy what we do.

It's our combination of ocular science and drive to improve vision everywhere that sets us apart. We identify vision correction needs around the world and fulfill them—and we do this with passion and ingenuity.

It's also our industry DNA. We're:

Dedicated - We won’t quit until the job is done right for people who wear our contact lenses, eye doctors who prescribe them, and ourselves.

Inventive - We continually push ourselves to improve every lens we make and every relationship we build.

Partners - Every great business is about forging relationships. We do this based on honesty, candor, trust, and respect for you.

Friendly - We’re open and easily approachable. Whether you wear Cooper Vision contacts, or you’re an eye care practitioner, feel free to reach out to us anytime!

 

Who We Are

Coopervision is a “small, large” company

It's this spirit that helps us provide advantages to both our contact lens wearers and the eye care professionals who work with us. How so? While we’re one of the largest manufacturers of soft contact lenses in the world, we’ve never lost that entrepreneurial spirit that drives us to innovate.

We’re a group of individuals who are best in class at what we do. And, we're here to help you.

If you’re an eye care practitioner, we want to help keep your business running smoothly by responding quickly to the changing needs of your patients. And if you wear our contact lenses, we listen to you and design our contacts to fit your vision needs.

To learn more about what makes Cooper Vision such a special company, browse the sections below.

 

Our Values

Adhering to our core values helps set us apart

Correcting people's vision: It's a mission that requires a workforce that's united in its strong desire to help others. To this end, our values speak for themselves. We are:

 

Dedicated - We won’t quit until the job is done right for people who wear our contact lenses, eye doctors who prescribe them, and ourselves.

 

Inventive - We continually push ourselves to improve every lens we make and every relationship we build.

 

Partners - Every great business is about forging relationships. We do this based on honesty, candor, trust, and respect for you.

 

Friendly - We’re open and easily approachable. Whether you wear Cooper Vision contacts, or you’re an eye care practitioner, feel free to reach out to us anytime!

 

Our History

We Have long roots in the optical industry

 

Although CooperVision was born in 1980, our history actually goes back much further.

Our parent company, The Cooper Companies, Inc. (“Cooper”), is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE (NYSE: COO). Cooper has more than 11,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. It is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, USA.

Cooper’s origins go back to 1958. In 1967, Cooper Tinsley Laboratories changed its name to “Cooper Laboratories, Inc.” As the company expanded globally, multiple locations opened around the world.

The result? Many innovations in both the surgical and contact lens industries.

In 1978, the company later reorganized into five independent business units that focused on specialized market segments. Cooper Vision then incorporated in 1980, and we’ve been striving to further our storied history even more.

 

Expansion and Acquisition

CooperVision grew quickly.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, we acquired several ocular lens companies, increasing our product line and manufacturing capacity. But we didn’t stop there. Our research and development grew as well. This combination of R&D and manufacturing strength would later prove to be extremely beneficial to the company, our partners, and our wearers.

In 2005, CooperVision became the world’s third largest soft contact lens company.

In fiscal year 2011, CooperVision celebrated a milestone in achieving over $1 billion in global sales. Are we resting there? Absolutely not. We’re continuing to move forward, pushing ourselves to even more innovative ways to help improve the vision and comfort of contact lens wearers.

We have a long history, but stay tuned for more. We’re just getting started.