SHANGHAI, China—CooperVision, a division of The Cooper Companies (NYSE: COO), recently established a direct sales presence in China by opening an office here.

“Recognizing the growing importance of the Asia Pacific contact lens market,” according to an announcement, CooperVision has also opened direct sales offices in South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan over the past four years.

CooperVision estimates the size of China’s wholesale CL market at about $85 million, growing at about 9 percent annually.