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    6 things you missed at Vision Expo West 2015

    Las Vegas—Even if you made it to Las Vegas for Vision Expo West 2015, there’s a good chance you didn’t catch all the action.


    Don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.


    CooperVision introduces Best Practices initiative

    During Vision Expo West, CooperVision unveiled its Best Practices initiative, kicking off a nationwide search for honorees. According to the company, Best Practices will discover and recognize U.S. eyecare practices that have found unique ways to make their businesses thrive and can share a refreshing perspective with the entire profession.

    “Being an eyecare practitioner is more challenging than ever, with pressures and stresses coming from sources far and wide,” says Gary Orsborn, OD, MS, FAAO, FBCLA, vice president of Global Professional and Clinical Affairs, CooperVision. “Yet every day, we hear stories about how practices are overcoming these challenges in new, inventive, and exciting ways. Through our Best Practices initiative, CooperVision is partnering with the profession to recognize creativity and success, and then share these stories to inspire new ways of thinking and drive excellence in eye care.”

    All U.S. optometry practices currently fitting contact lenses are invited to participate. Best Practices candidates are encouraged to submit practice profiles and stories, sharing their insights and experiences in one or more of the following areas:

    Innovation will be evaluated on contributions to the betterment of eye health and education, leveraging technology in interesting ways to grow the practice, and advancing the eyecare profession among the public.

    Patient experience will be judged on how a practice delivers excellent eyecare experiences and education to its patients, and unique aspects of patient care.

    Business culture will be rated on a cultivation of staff, an enriching working environment, and community impact in relation to the overall success of the office.

    Candidates can choose to submit their stories via written responses or video at EyeCareBestPractices.com. Applications will be accepted through Monday, November 23, 2015.

    The selection committee includes:

    • Jason E. Compton, OD, AOA Board Member

    • Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO

    • Andrew J. Sacco, OD, FAAO

    • Gary Orsborn, OD, MS, FAAO, FBCLA, CooperVision vice president

    The inaugural Best Practices recipients will be announced in January 2016. Honorees will be broadly recognized among their peers, and be presented with opportunities to help educate and elevate the profession through the telling of their stories across the U.S. Practices receiving the honor may be invited to serve on high-profile professional panels, meet with members of the eyecare and medical news media, and contribute to knowledge-building white papers. In addition, honorees will be able to participate in enhanced training and educational meetings at CooperVision facilities or in other locations.

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    Colleen E. McCarthy
    Colleen McCarthy is a freelance writer based in the Cleveland area and a former editor of Optometry Times. She is a 2010 graduate of the ...


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