The choice to wear glasses or contact lenses for vision correction is totally a personal preference. Many factors highly influence this like lifestyle, comfort, convenience and budget. Before making a choice between contacts and glasses, it is important to know that one is not necessarily better than the other.
When we compare both glasses and contact lenses, eye glasses offer many benefits over contact lenses. It requires very little maintenance and there is no risk of eye infection. The glasses are cheaper as compared with contact lenses in the long run, they don’t need to be replaced often, and glasses can also be a great fashion statement too.
Similarly, contact lenses have many advantages over the traditional glasses. Contact lenses are placed directly on your eyes so the peripheral vision, is unobstructed. It is easy to participate in sports and outdoor activities without fear of eyeglasses falling off or getting damaged. You also have a great choice of colour for contact lenses.
Contact lenses provide a wide variety of view and can cause fewer vision distortions, but some people have trouble putting them on and taking them out, it comes with practice. Contact lenses will go with all outfits, it won’t clash with the outfit. But contact lenses will reduce the supply of oxygen reaching your eye this also can lead to increase the severity of dry eye syndrome. Contacts lens are not affected by foggy or cold weather whereas the glasses will fog up during cold weather. Contact lenses require proper lens care, it is important to clean it each day.
Wearing glasses will reduce the need to touch your eyes and it will also reduce the chances of irritating your eyes and eye infection. Eyeglasses are cheaper and a cost effective way as compared with the contact lenses in the long term. You don’t need to replace them often even if your prescription changes, you can easily replace the lenses and keep the current frame.
Frames are creating a fashion trend and can also enhance personality and style. But, if you have a strong prescription, the edges of your lenses may appear thick. It may create an unnatural look to your eyes. Glasses offers protection to your eyes from various environmental factors like wind and dust. Contact lenses can give a blur or can fog up during cold. Some frames can impose contact pressure on nose and area behind the ears, this is a general discomfort.
Many people can easily wear contact lenses even if they choose to wear a glass for their vision correction. The choice between contact lenses of eyeglasses is totally a personal preference. It is advisable to have both if you are wearing contact lenses full time, you also should have a pair of eyeglasses. This will reduce the chances of eye infection. Wearing an eyeglass is an easy way to relax your eyes.