11. January 2016 12:01
Laura Keates, a World Cup winning rugby player, has revealed that orthokeratology (ortho-K) contact lenses have really helped her improve her performance.
Wearing standard contact lenses, the England and Worcester Ladies RFC player confessed, had started to be quite frustrating, as she kept losing them on the pitch. Switching to glasses was not really possible, so Keates could not do anything to solve her problem. Until, that is, her team doctor advised her about the benefits of orthokeratology contact lenses.
At first, the rugby star was sceptical about the effectiveness of ortho-K contacts, but she soon realised how well they work in practice. She began to insert them in the evening and remove every morning, enjoying perfect vision all day long. What is more, as she did not have to worry about her contacts falling out, Keates’s performance improved significantly.
Keates was fitted at a Birmingham practice by optometrist Geoff Wilson. Asked for a comment on the matter, Wilson stated that regular contact lenses are a fantastic option for most people, but some, like Keates, simply benefit more from wearing orthokeratology lenses.