“Once I’d tried contact lenses, I wasn’t going back.”

2019 World Championship gold medal-winning heptathlete

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Last year saw Katarina Johnson-Thompson win her first World Championship heptathlon gold, breaking the British points record set by Jessica Ennis-Hill at the 2012 Olympics.

Katarina first noticed she needed an eye test when she was playing in goal for her hockey team, and was letting in every single shot. After visiting her optician, she was fitted with contact lenses, which enabled her to take part in more challenging athletic events, such as the hurdles and high jump.

“My vision is so important. I definitely couldn’t be a heptathlete without my contact lenses. They allow me to perform, they allow me to be free – they just allow me to be myself.”

“Without contact lenses I wouldn’t get over the first hurdle.”

Some questions answered

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