“MY VISION IS SO IMPORTANT, I DEFINITELY COULDN’T BE A HEPTATHLETE WITHOUT MY CONTACT LENSES”
UK Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson is wearing ACUVUE OASYS® 1-DAY Brand Contact Lenses.
Kat first noticed she needed vision correction when she was playing sport at school:
“I first noticed I needed contact lenses when I was in goal for my hockey team-I was just letting in every single goal!”
Kat visited her opticians and was fitted with contact lenses. This enabled her to start taking part in more challenging athletics events like the hurdles and high jump.
“with glasses, you’re worried they’re going to get knocked off”
KAT NEEDS A CONTACT LENS THAT PERFORMS
Kat knows what it’s like to enjoy a busy lifestyle. Being a Heptathlete there are 7 events to train for so days start early and finish late. Long, busy days moving from activity to activity can take its toll on your eyes making them feel ‘tired’. Kat recently visited her optician who fitted her with new ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day Contact Lenses.
“the comfort of these new ACUVUE OASYS® lenses is insane - I could notice it straight away-well I didn’t notice anything, I couldn’t notice anything in my eye! I feel like it’s given me better vision even though it’s the same prescription, it feels like I can see much more clearly.”
KAT HAS ASTIGMATISM
Like 47% of the population that require vision correction, Kat has Astigmatism – this simply means the cornea on your eye is slightly oval shaped (like a rugby ball). This requires a different type of contact lens called a toric lens. Fortunately for Kat, ACUVUE® have a range of toric contact lenses available, including the one she is currently wearing, new ACUVUE OASYS® 1-Day for ASTIGMATISM with HydraLuxe™ Technology.
Learn more about Astigmatism here or learn more about the lens Kat is wearing –
KAT’S ADVICE FOR SOMEONE CONSIDERING CONTACT LENSES?
“jump in, give them a go, maybe in a social situation or if you’re doing some exercise. For me, once I tried them I didn’t ever go back”
Some people think they are tricky to use – what was Kat’s experience?
“Now I wear contact lenses, I feel like I’m a pro at putting them in and out -they’re super easy and quick and you just get better the more you put them in.”