The main thing you’ll want to consider when deciding between glasses and contact lenses is which is more likely to fit your lifestyle. Remember that whether you choose glasses or contact lenses, you’ll likely be wearing them for most of the day, so it’s important to make sure you will be comfortable in and not inconvenienced by your choice of eyewear.
When choosing between glasses and contacts, you will want to consider what appeals to you in various different areas. These include: ease of use and maintenance, comfort, eye health, budget, and aesthetic.
Contact lenses, of course, bring their own set of advantages over glasses.
While glasses bring a lot to the table, they have some limitations and disadvantages, which is part of the reason contact lenses were created in the first place.
While contact lenses hold several key advantages over glasses, they are not perfect replacements, or else everyone would use them in place of glasses.
Ultimately, the decision of glasses versus contacts is one of personal preference. Both provide effective vision correction, so it does not make a difference, in the medical sense, what you choose. Many people even use both. What is important is making sure that whatever you do use, you use correctly. This means properly maintaining your glasses or contacts (especially important with contacts), and making sure your prescriptions are up to date so that you have the proper strength to provide you with the assistance you need.
Both glasses and contact lenses can provide excellent vision correction, and each brings advantages to the table. At the same time, however, they each have their limitations and problems, which may be issues for wearers.
If you need vision correction, it is important to consider your lifestyle, and speak with an eye care professional, before making a decision. Additionally, bear in mind that you aren’t restricted to a binary choice here. Many people both own a pair of glasses and use contacts. Depending on what they need at a given time, they can opt for one or the other. What matters most is that you have comfortable, effective vision correction when you need it.
If you have additional questions about glasses or contact lenses, or if you wish to schedule an eye exam or contact lens exam, you can reach out to your nearest Amplify EyeCare practice either via a call or in-person visit. Our team of eye care professionals is ready and equipped to provide you with the care you need.