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CooperVision Notifies ECPs of Decision to Drop UPP for Biofinity Energys Lenses

PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Cos. (NYSE:COO), notified ECPs late last week that it was removing its Biofinity Energys contact lens product line from its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) effective immediately. The move is a result of the “well-established [place] in the market” the lenses have achieved, the company said in a letter to eyecare professionals. In March, CooperVision announced that it was removing three other lens products from its UPP program: MyDay, clariti 1-day and Biofinity XR toric brands. It maintained UPP for Biofinity Energys at that time, as VMail reported. In a letter from CooperVision’s president,…


CooperVision Revises Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP) On Some Products

PLEASANTON, Calif.— CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Cos. (NYSE:COO), is the latest contact lens company to make changes to its Unilateral Pricing Policy (UPP). In a letter to eyecare practioners earlier this week, CooperVision said it was removing “effective immediately” three products from its UPP program: MyDay, clariti 1-day and Biofinity XR toric brands, “as well as customer brands where applicable. However, we are maintaining our UPP for Biofinity Energys,” the letter stated. The recent moves by contact lens companies to revise or eliminate UPP programs, which both Alcon and Bausch + Lomb also have done over the past…


CooperVision President Jerry Warner Is Guest on Tonight’s ‘Power Hour’

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J.—CooperVision president, Jerry Warner, is the guest on tonight’s episode of “Power Hour,” the weekly broadcast hosted by Gary Gerber, OD, founder of The Power Practice. Gerber said, “Join Jerry as he takes your calls and talks about big picture changes in optometry such as selling models, online commerce, legislative battles, private label contact lenses and just about any other topics you’d like to call in and talk about.” The Power Hour is sponsored by Essilor of America, VSP, Avenova, PRN and VisionWeb. Details about the shows, including how to listen in and links to previous episodes, can…


CooperVision Renews Global Gold Sponsorship of Optometry Giving Sight

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…


The Cooper Companies, Parent Company of CooperVision, Joins Standard & Poor’s 500 Index

PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, Inc. announced that its parent company—The Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO)—was added to the Standard Poor’s 500 Index after the close of the U.S. markets on Sept. 22. The company, which is part of the health care sector of the index, joins well-known companies including Apple, Google, PG and others. “This is a great accomplishment for The Cooper Companies and for CooperVision as we play an integral role in the organization’s collective success,” said Dan McBride, executive vice president, chief operating officer of The Cooper Companies and president of CooperVision. “Being named to the SP 500 Index recognizes our performance…