TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Alcon, the global leader in eye care, announced today that it has teamed up with Canadian pro soccer player Kaylyn Kyle to help educate aspiring young athletes on the crucial role that having comfortable vision wear, like DAILIES TOTAL1® Water Gradient contact lenses, plays both on and off the field.1
"During a match, I need a contact lens that won't dry out or irritate my eyes, so the only thing I need to focus on is my game," said Kyle, speaking at a youth soccer camp she hosted recently in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. "That's why I wear DAILIES TOTAL1® Contact Lenses," she added, "because they provide me with total comfort -- not just during a game but throughout my entire day."
A member of the 2015 Women's World Cup Team and current midfielder with the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League, Kyle will serve as a brand ambassador for DAILIES TOTAL1®, helping to promote the importance of contact lens comfort on social media [link: https://twitter.com/KaylynKyle], where she has a vibrant following, and during live events.
Though she has worn prescription eyewear since she was a child, Kyle struggled to find contacts that would perform to her needs, usually having to remove her lenses after just 30 minutes of gameplay. Similarly, off the field, she would often need to take off her contacts after only a few hours of use and put on her glasses to give her eyes a break.
(Watch video [http://bit.ly/DailiesTotal1Can] of Kaylyn Kyle discussing contact lens comfort.)
"With my lifestyle, I don't have time for that," said Kyle. "I'm always on the go. I'm flying to new cities for matches all of the time. With DAILIES TOTAL1®, I am able to put the lenses on at 8 am, play a game at 7 pm, go out for dinner afterwards and still feel like I have nothing in my eye."
Kyle, who speaks to hundreds of young athletes at her soccer clinics and other public speaking engagements each year, regularly emphasizes the significance of healthy, comfortable vision as a key to helping achieve personal goals both on the pitch and in life.
"I think it's super important for young athletes to have the opportunity to benefit from a comfortable contact lens," said Kyle. "I never had that. I had to play with glasses growing up. So getting hit with a soccer ball and cutting my face open was, unfortunately, not an uncommon occurrence. I think nowadays it's cool that I can tell kids that I wear a contact lens and if they're having trouble with their vision, or they are wearing glasses on the field, that they do have another option with DAILIES TOTAL1® lenses."
Representing a breakthrough design in daily contact lens wear, Alcon's DAILIES TOTAL1® contact lenses feature a unique water gradient that contains 80% water at its surface, delivering silky smooth comfort that lasts from morning until the end of the day.2
"DAILIES TOTAL1® provide unparalleled breathability and comfort in a single lens," said Dr. Michael Kaplan, a Toronto-based optometrist. "They're the ideal lens for high-performance athletes or anyone whose work or lifestyle demands supreme comfort that lasts the entire day."
For more information about Alcon Canada's DAILIES TOTAL1® contact lenses, visit www.dailiestotal1canada.ca and Facebook [link: facebook.com/dailiestotal1Canada] and YouTube [link: dailiestotal1youtube.com]
1Athlete has received compensation for promoting DAILIES TOTAL1®.
2Based on laboratory testing before insertion on eye. Alcon data on file 2011. See reference #VC14278.
SAFETY INFORMATION: Consult your eye care professional about wearing lenses during sporting and water related activities. DO NOT use saliva, tap water, distilled water or homemade saline solutions to care for or when handling lenses.
•The use of tap and distilled water and / or exposure to non-sterile water while wearing contact lenses during activities such as swimming, water skiing and hot tubs has been associated with Acanthamoeba keratitis, a corneal infection that is resistant to treatment and cure and may increase the risk of:
- Damage to the lenses by chemicals in the water
- Loss of lenses
About DAILIES TOTAL1® Contact Lenses
DAILIES TOTAL1® contact lenses are prescription medical devices. See product instructions for complete wear, care and safety information. Visit: http://www.dailiestotal1canada.ca to learn more about DAILIES TOTAL1® contact lenses.
About Alcon Canada
Alcon Canada, a division of Alcon, the global leader in eye care, provides innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people worldwide see better. Alcon's three businesses, Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care, offer the widest spectrum of eye care products in the world. Alcon is the second–largest division of the Novartis Group, with pro–forma sales of USD 10.8 billion in 2014. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, Alcon has more than 25,000 employees worldwide, operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets. For more information, please visit: www.alcon.ca
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