CooperVision has reported that Richard Clompus has joined the company as vice president, global professional relations within the global commercial strategy team. He will support clinical studies, education, and professional affairs on a worldwide basis in order to further establish company's position in the global contact lens industry.

Dr Clompus recently served as director of the Vision Care Institute, supporting student and doctor education in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Prior to that, he was part of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care where he held leadership positions within the Spectacle Lens Group and Vistakon.

He is a member of the American Optometric Association, charter member of the AOA Contact Lens Section, and Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry.

Dr Clompus has also been in private practice for 20 years, establishing an optometric practice in West Chester, Pa, providing multidisciplinary eye care and contact lens specialty services. He has exceptional expertise in the use of multimedia technologies for presentations and training, published many journal articles, and is a contributing author to several publications.

Dr Clompus graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed a family practice residency at the University of Alabama School of Optometry in Birmingham.

Jeffrey McLean, executive vice president of global commercial strategy at CooperVision, said: “Richard brings a wealth of experience and technical expertise to this role. We look forward to his contribution as we continue to develop our professional relations strategy, clinical programs, and enhance the overall experience of our customers.”