CooperVision, Inc. is a business unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc.. It is a soft contact lens manufacturer. The company was founded in 1980, and it is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA. Its products are sold in over 100 countries. CooperVision manufactures in Juana Díaz, Puerto Rico; Scottsville, New York; and Hamble in Hampshire, England. It has major distribution centers in the U.K., U.S., and Belgium. CooperVisions parent company, The Cooper Companies, Inc., started in 1958 as the Martin H. Smith Co. The company name changed to Cooper Laboratories, Inc. in 1967. In 1978, the company reorganized into Cooper Laboratories, Cooper Medical Devices, Cooper Dental, Cooper International, and CooperVision. CooperVision was incorporated in 1980. The company then went public in 1983. In 1987, CooperVision, Inc. changed its name to The Cooper Companies, Inc. and organized into three groups: Cooper Technicon, CooperSurgical, and CooperVision.