June 25, 2012 at 16:59PM
A sportsman who specialises in the trampoline called Jeffrey Gluckstein recently received some contact lenses related instructions from his brother Steven, according to the New York Post website.
In a piece on the trampoline pair - Steven Gluckstein and Jeffrey Gluckstein - writer Mark Cannizzaro relates that one morning, recently, Steven told Jeffrey to fetch a pair of contacts from their home.
The piece suggests that it is 22 year-old Steven who is the contact lenses wearer of the pair.
They both compete on the trampoline and have their eyes on the London 2012 games, the article suggests.
Though it is quite possible that neither brother needs contact lenses to compete, the subject of contact lenses in sport is a commonly recurring one.
Earlier this year, the sports vision expert Gavin Rebello was singing the praises of daily contact lenses, saying they "have revolutionised how we wear contact lenses".
He said that contact lenses users aren't necessarily required to don contacts all the time, and explained using the example someone who goes jogging.
"You can be in glasses at work and then if you want to go for a jog, you can slip into some [daily] contact lenses, do your run and then as soon as you get home you take them out and stick them straight in the bin," he said.
In the same interview, he spoke about UV blocking – something that he said was a feature of all Acuvue contacts.
He explained about the damage that eyes can sustain from ultraviolet rays, adding: "The back of the eye can be damaged and that can lead on to macular degeneration later on in life."
This is something that no-one would wish for themselves, as any Contact Lenses Express reader would no doubt agree. Mr Rebello called anti-UV contacts "a fantastic idea".
Meanwhile, he also spoke about the subject of oxygen and its benefits to the way users see, saying: "Oxygen through the contact lens to the eyes is really important for better, clearer vision and healthier eyes. The modern day, silicon lenses have five times more oxygen than they have ever had before. Technology is just moving so quickly."
Posted by Helen Smith.
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