17.06.2010

World Cup fever leads to contact lenses surge

World Cup fever leads to contact lenses surge

By Emily Tait

The World Cup fever gripping the nation has led to a boost in the number of people buying contact lenses with England flags emblazoned on them, one source has claimed.

According to the Derby Telegraph, suppliers across the city have reported an upsurge in the number of people buying contact lenses with the St George"s cross in the centre as they aim to support Fabio Capello"s men on their World Cup odyssey.

Tattooists Stuy Moreton, Neil Wilko and Evan Christodoulou told the newspaper that they have also begun stocking England contact lenses and they have so far proven very popular.

The contact lenses, which cost £20, last for 744 hours and Mr Wilko said they are selling "really well".

It comes after the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times reported that employees at the town"s branch of SPEX opticians are wearing contact lenses with a St George"s flag on them to support the team.

by Alexa Kaczka


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