PLEASANTON, Calif., January 20, 2015 — CooperVision, Inc. has named Gary Orsborn, O.D., M.S., FAAO, FBCLA, Vice President, Global Professional & Clinical Affairs. In this role, he is responsible for the continued development and management of the company’s professional and clinical affairs strategy worldwide.
Dr. Orsborn has nearly 30 years of experience in the contact lens industry, working in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. His expertise spans a variety of areas, including: medical affairs; management of field clinical studies of marketed and developmental contact lenses and care products; development of practitioner educational materials; worldwide professional relations; and marketing of vision care products.
“Gary’s expertise is not only a benefit to CooperVision, but he is a tremendous asset to the eye care industry as a whole,” said Jerry Warner, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, CooperVision, Inc. “The combination of his experience, existing relationships, and insight enables Gary to help CooperVision identify and meet the needs of eye care practitioners around the world. As a company, we pride ourselves on our ability to be more than a contact lens manufacturer for our customers—we are a trusted partner. Gary is well known and respected for his work within the industry, and I know that he will serve us well in this role.”
Dr. Orsborn previously served as Senior Director, Global Professional Affairs, a position he held since joining CooperVision in 2013. In that role, he led CooperVision’s North America Professional & Academic Affairs team. Prior to that, Dr. Orsborn was with Bausch + Lomb for 28 years. During that time, he served in various positions, including Director of Medical Affairs Pharmaceuticals and Vision Care and Director of Contact Lens and Professional Marketing for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Dr. Orsborn received his Doctor of Optometry degree and a Master of Science in physiological optics from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. He is a fellow of both the American Academy of Optometry and of the British Contact Lens Association, and a member of the American Optometric Association and the Association of Research and Vision in Ophthalmology.
Dr. Orsborn is based at CooperVision’s offices in Fairport, N.Y.