CooperVision Unveils 2015 Best Practices Honorees

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PLEASANTON, Calif.—CooperVision, Inc. has unveiled its list of 2015 Best Practices honorees. The inaugural class of 10 honorees was chosen after a nationwide search for eyecare practices that thrive, to recognize and celebrate visionary, innovative and even unexpected aspects of care delivery that best serve patients and elevate the profession, according to the company.

This year’s honorees include: Advanced Eye Care Professionals, P.C. – Oak Lawn, Ill., established by Casey Hogan, OD, in the Chicago suburbs in 2003. Coan Eye Care – Ocoee, Fla., has been in practice since 2001, and prides itself on being an early adopter of new technology, according to owner Roxanne Achong-Coan, OD. Eola Eyes – Orlando, Fla., was opened in 2003 by Kerry Giedd, OD, and Brighid Williams, OD, to establish a business model that would support work-life balance. The Eye Doctors – Tampa, Fla. is a multi-location, private optometry practice first established in 2007, led today by Samuel Teske, OD. Family Eyecare of Roswell – Roswell, Ga., founded in 1994 by Maurice Zadeh, OD, specializes in providing patients with high quality vision and medical eye care in a personalized setting.

San Ramon Family Optometry, Inc. – San Ramon, Calif., was established in 1989 by Beverly Smith, OD, and is now one of the largest practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Somers Eye Center – Somers, N.Y. was opened by Ami Ranani, OD in 1978. VisionArts Eyecare Center – Fulton, Mo., was opened by James W. Vann, OD, in 1990. Vision Health Institute – Orlando, Fla., was originally established in 1990 by Mark Perry, OD. Wilson Eye Center – Valdosta, Ga., was opened by Steven Wilson, OD, in 1981.

“We wholeheartedly congratulate our first 10 Best Practices,” said Michele Andrews, OD, director of Professional Affairs, North America, CooperVision. “It has been a true pleasure to learn about what makes each of them unique through their applications and the notification process. It is an honor to be given the opportunity to get to know them.”

All U.S. optometry practices currently fitting contact lenses were eligible to submit themselves for consideration in Fall 2015. Candidates were evaluated and honorees were selected by a panel of judges including Dr. Jason Compton, OD, FAAO, Compton Eye Associates and a member of the AOA Contact Lens & Cornea Section (CLCS) Council; Dr. Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO, Shady Grove Eye and Vision; Dr. Andrew Sacco, OD, FAAO, Sacco Eye Group; Dr. Gary Orsborn, OD, M.S., FAAO, FBCLA, CooperVision’s vice president, Global Professional and Clinical Affairs; and Dr. Andrews. Evaluation was based on insights and experiences shared about the practices’ innovation, patient experience and business culture.

In the months to come, the 2015 Best Practices will be broadly recognized and presented with opportunities to help educate and elevate the profession through the telling of their stories across the U.S. In addition, honorees are invited to attend an educational meeting at CooperVision’s research and development facilities in Pleasanton, Calif.

For more on the honorees, visit www.eyecarebestpractices.com.