Tuesday, June 3, 2014

CooperVision Sponsors Nationally Ranked Triathlete-OD

CooperVision, Inc. is sponsoring OD Steven Rosinski's second year as a nationally ranked, professional triathlete. He wasn't always a triathlete, and it was his quest for his OD that opened up the opportunity.

He ran cross country and track while at Lehigh University. After he graduated with a degree in behavioral neuroscience, he pursued his doctorate in optometry at The Ohio State University--where his triathlon career began. He finished eighth in the 2010 Collegiate Triathlon National Championships. After graduating three years ago, he trained and raced, eventually earning an Elite Triathlete license within a year. In 2013, Steve completed his first professional season. This year, he plans to qualify for the Ironman 70.3 world championships.

About seven years ago, Rosinski switched to Proclear 1 day lenses from monthly and two-week lenses. He experienced dryness with his other lenses because of allergies and his training. “As an athlete and an allergy sufferer, I like the feeling of a fresh pair of lenses every single day,” said Rosinski. “When I’m training and racing, I’m in the elements—sweat, dirt and wind. My lenses need to withstand this level of activity, and my Proclear lenses do just that.”

CooperVision has sponsored other athletes, such as three Team Great Britain athletes in the U.K., including a half pipe skier, ice hockey player, and mogul skier.

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