CooperVision Opens Search for 2019 Best Practices

CooperVision has opened its fourth annual search for the nation’s Best Practices, a program that recognizes and celebrates optometric practices whose visionary, innovative, and unexpected aspects of care delivery lead to exceptional patient care and the advancement of the profession.
In the three years since the launch of Best Practices, 30 eyecare practices across the U.S. have been named as honorees—practices small and large, new and established, independent and corporate.
Best Practices has exceeded every expectation we ever had for the program due to the response from eyecare professionals from coast to coast,” said Michele Andrews, O.D., senior director of Professional and Academic Affairs, North America, CooperVision. “Through our close partnership with this growing group of honorees, we have come to understand differences in approaches to patient care, leadership, practice management, and more—yet there continue to be common ties that bind all of us together. Best Practices is a celebration of what makes practices unique, but also a reminder of what can be accomplished through collaboration. We have shared many stories, but we know there are many more to come. We can’t wait to see what the next honorees bring to the table in 2019.”
All U.S. optometry practices currently fitting contact lenses are eligible to apply. Best Practices candidates are encouraged to submit practice profiles and stories, sharing their insights and experiences in the following areas:
Industry Leadership 
Patient Experience 
Candidates can choose to submit their stories via written response at Applications will be accepted through Nov. 21 and will be reviewed by a panel of judges including past Best Practices honorees, industry experts, and CooperVision leaders. The 2019 Best Practices will be announced early next year.
Best Practices honorees are broadly recognized throughout the profession by serving on professional panels, showcasing their expertise within the eyecare trade media, and representing the program at industry trade shows. They are also invited to attend an educational summit to be held in Austin, TX.
For more information about the Best Practices initiative, to see past honorees, or to apply, visit