Whether you are worried about how you are going to look in corrective eyewear or you are more concerned with the impact contact lenses or glasses will have on your daily life, the below blog will help you decide which option is best for you.
From the cost to the comfort, the safety to the shades, keep reading to find out which option might be better for you – contact lenses or glasses.
Contact lenses are thin discs of plastic that sit directly on your eye to correct any issues you have with your vision. You can choose between soft, rigid or hybrid lenses, as well as one day contact lenses that offer convenience, and extended- wear lenses that can be worn overnight.
Pros of wearing contact lenses:
• They offer more natural vision than eyeglasses
• They move with your eyes
• They do not steam up or get wet
• They can be worn when playing sports
• They do not affect your appearance
• They are affordable
• You can experiment with colored lenses
• Some contact lenses can reshape your cornea as you sleep
Cons of wearing contact lenses
They can require a lot of maintenance (unless you choose disposable ones)
You need to wash your hands before handling them. If you have a specific eye condition such as astigmatism, they can be expensive
Eyeglasses come in two types: single vision glasses and multifocal glasses. The former are used to correct distance vision issues, whereas the latter can help with distance and with near vison issues that one might have such as reading. Glasses were traditionally made with glass but now are predominantly made of plastic,
Pros of wearing eyeglasses:
They require little care
You can choose from a wide variety of frames to suit your face shape
You do not have to touch your eyes
You can take them on and off with ease
Cons of wearing eyeglasses:
• They can put pressure on your ears and nose
• They affect your appearance
• The lenses can become fogged up and wet
• They are not suitable for energetic sports
How do I choose which is right for me?
If after reading the above pros and cons list you are still unsure about which corrective eyewear option is the right choice for you, you may want to consider using both.
Perhaps, you want to wear eyeglasses the majority of the time but want to invest in daily disposable contact lenses for when you are playing sport or for a special occasion when you don’t want to wear glasses.
The beauty of new technology means that contact lenses are now more affordable than ever before, meaning there is no reason why you cannot purchase both eyeglasses and contacts.
That being said, you also need to make sure you go for regular eye examinations to ensure that you are wearing the right lenses for your vision and to check for any eye health problems that might have developed.