Topcon Healthcare Announces a Series of Customer Initiatives to Combat Global COVID-19 Crisis

Company Responds with Free Breath Shields, Virtual Demos and an Online Expo

OAKLAND, N.J. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 20, 2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate across the globe, Topcon Healthcare, a leading provider of medical devices and software solutions for the eye care community, has announced a series of initiatives and programs designed to support its customers during this time of unprecedented challenges.

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As healthcare providers, eye doctors are required to be in close contact with patients while performing an exam and are, therefore, unable to maintain the CDC recommended distance of 2 meters. In order to combat this and prevent the transmission of respiratory illnesses including COVID-19, Topcon is now offering all of its slit lamp customers a free breath shield1,2 that fits onto their instrument and provides a first line of defense for both healthcare providers and patients. To register to receive the Topcon Breath Shield, customers should visit: http://bit.ly/2x8aVlk

Additionally, Topcon has developed several innovative ways for customers to connect virtually in the absence of tradeshows and face-to-face communications. As major tradeshows, conferences and exhibitions around the world continue to get postponed and travel restrictions become more widespread, Topcon is offering virtual sales demos so that customers are able to connect and continue to receive the service they deserve, in a healthy, uncompromising way. To address the tradeshow situation, Topcon Healthcare has announced an online Expo taking place at the end of March. TopconExpo will give customers a "virtual tradeshow" from the comfort of their home or office without jeopardizing their health and well-being. TopconExpo.com will offer special sales incentives to customers while providing live sales support with clinical experts ready to answer any questions they might have.

“During this unprecedented period challenging the world’s health and economy, Topcon is leveraging its full technology and resources to alleviate some of the burden this pandemic has placed on our customers. Now more than ever, we need to find ways to support one another and provide new methods for our customers to interact with us. We hope these programs will allow them to continue running their practices while providing optimal care for their patients in the most safe and effective way possible,” stated John Trefethen, Global VP of Marketing & Product Design.

For more information on Topcon Healthcare, please visit topconhealth.com.

  1. While supplies last.
  2. Topcon Breath Shields are designed to reduce exposure to airborne contaminants but they are not proven to prevent the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or other infectious diseases. Please refer to the CDC's website for specific guidance on how to protect yourself and others from spread of disease. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

About Topcon Healthcare

Topcon Healthcare sees eye health differently. Our vision is to empower providers with smart and efficient technologies for enhanced patient care. Keeping pace with the ever- changing landscape of the healthcare industry, we offer the latest integrated solutions including advanced multimodal imaging, vendor-neutral data management and ground- breaking remote diagnostic technology.

A globally-oriented business, Topcon is focused on developing solutions towards solving societal challenges in the mega-domains of healthcare, agriculture, and infrastructure. In healthcare, these challenges include increasing eye disease, rising medical costs, access to healthcare and physician shortages. By investing in value-driven innovations, Topcon works to enable people to enjoy good health and a high quality of life.


 




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