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CooperVision launches Specialty Eye Care

The new business unit is being led by Dr Juan Carlos Aragon


CooperVision has launched a Specialty Eye Care business unit, which is designed to improve eye care professionals’ access to products.

The new business includes CooperVision-owned companies Soflex, Procornea and Paragon Vision Sciences, who will continue to operate independently while sharing technical, clinical and commercial knowledge.

CooperVision has appointed optometrist, Dr Juan Carlos Aragon, as president of the business. Dr Aragon joined the company in 2000 and has held senior positions in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Most recently, Dr Aragon led CooperVision’s southern and central European commercial operations. He also volunteers as chairman of the board of director for Optometry Giving Sight and is a trustee of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and Vision Aid Overseas.

Speaking at Dr Aragon’s appointment, executive vice president at CooperVision, Andrew Sedgwick, said: “The extensive management and contact lenses technical experience that Juan Carlos brings to the role will be essential to developing even stronger partnerships and opportunities for customers worldwide.”

“He and his team will help expand the availability and adoption of advanced specialty products, complementing the wide-range of innovative contact lenses developed by CooperVision,” Mr Sedgwick added.