PLEASANTON, Calif., June 2, 2014 — Following CooperVision’s sponsorship of three Team Great Britain athletes in the U.K., including a half pipe skier, ice hockey player, and mogul skier,
CooperVision, Inc. is sponsoring Steven Rosinski, who is not only a nationally ranked professional triathlete, but a practicing Doctor of Optometry.
As Steve kicks off his second full triathlon season as a professional, he is enjoying the benefits of wearing CooperVision’s Proclear® 1 day lenses which give him the versatility he needs to perform athletically.
“As an athlete and an allergy sufferer, I like the feeling of a fresh pair of lenses every single day,” said Steve. “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. They are comfortable and help reduce dryness. During a triathlon, I don’t want to think about anything besides what I am doing athletically. With Proclear lenses, I have one less thing to worry about.”
Growing up, Steve was a member of his high school’s baseball, cross country and track teams. He attended Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, where he ran Division I cross country and track and field. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in behavioral neuroscience, Steve went on to pursue his Doctorate in Optometry at The Ohio State University.
Steve’s triathlon career began while at Ohio State, where he finished eighth in the 2010 Collegiate Triathlon National Championships. Upon graduating in 2011 with his doctorate, Steve made the decision to dedicate himself to his training and racing and in doing so, earned his Elite Triathlete license within a year. In 2013, Steve completed his first full season as a professional. This year, he has high hopes for qualifying for the Ironman 70.3 world championships.
About seven years ago, Steve made the switch to Proclear 1 day from monthly and two-week lenses. He had been experiencing dryness issues with his lenses due to allergies and his training—especially when descending down hills on his bicycle. CooperVision’s Proclear lenses are made with PC Technology, containing phosphorylcholine (PC) molecules, which allows the lens material to lower the risk of dehydration, sustain oxygen flow, and reduce deposits, keeping the lens fresh and comfortable all day long, even after 12 hours of wear. When Steve travels to races, he also appreciates the convenience of a 1-day lens. He does not have to worry about packing contact lens cases or solutions.
As both a professional athlete and Doctor of Optometry, Steve is excited to work with CooperVision to educate patients on the numerous benefits of 1-day lenses.
“Professional athletes continue to lean on CooperVision to provide them with the clear, comfortable vision necessary to excel in their sports,” said Catherine Muriel, Vice President of Marketing at CooperVision. “We are in awe of what athletes like Steve can accomplish and are proud to play a role in helping him achieve his goals.”
To follow Steve and his race season, visit his website at http://www.steverosinski.com or follow him on Twitter @steverosinski.
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers. For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.
About The Cooper Companies
The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE Euronext (NYSE:COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to crafting a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical focuses on supplying women's health clinicians with market-leading products and treatment options to improve the delivery of healthcare to women. Headquartered in Pleasanton, Calif., Cooper has approximately 8,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com.