14.01.2011

Contact lens trial offered to Australian cricket team

Contact lens trial offered to Australian cricket team

By Emily Tait

The Australian cricket team have been offered free contact lens trials after being soundly beaten in the recent Ashes series against England.

After the side suffered their first home series loss to England in 24 years, Get Lenses made a lighthearted offer to the Aussies to potentially fix their eyesight.

Jos Williams, marketing director at the organisation, pointed out that in the past many players wore glasses to correct their vision while on the field, but contact lenses can provide a safe and effective means of achieving this during matches.

But he added: "We'll certainly withhold the offer from the South Africans and the Indians until we've seen how this England team perform against them over the next couple of years."

Tennis player Novak Djokovic hit the headlines at the World Tour Finals in London last November after having contact lens issues but went on to steer Serbia to victory in the Davis Cup final against France after resolving the problem.

by Adrian Galbreth


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