You may choose to wear glasses or contact lenses for vision correction this is a personal preferences for the wearer, further down we discuss Advantages and Disadvantages of both.
Even lifestyle choice, comfort, convenience, budget and aesthetics should all factor into your decision.
Before deciding between contacts and glasses, keep in mind that one is not necessarily better than the other; each has its pros and cons in terms of vision, ease of use and eye health.
Glasses offer benefits over contact lenses. They require very little cleaning and maintenance, you don’t need to touch your eyes to wear them decreasing your risk for eye infections, and glasses are cheaper than contact lenses in the long run since they don’t need to be replaced as often.
Glasses also can act as an extension of your personality and make a great fashion statement also.
Contact lenses have many advantages over glasses. Contacts sit directly on your eye, so vision, particularly peripheral vision, is unobstructed.
You can participate in sports and outdoor activities without fear of eyeglasses slipping in the way, falling off or breaking. You can even change the color of your eyes with color contact lenses.
So which are better for your particular needs and lifestyle, glasses or contact lens?
Advantages and disadvantages of each type of eyewear to help you choose.
Contact Lenses Advantages
✔ Contacts conform to the curvature of your eye, providing a wider field of view and causing less vision distortions and obstructions than eyeglasses.
✔ Contact lenses don’t get in the way when playing sports and exercising.
✔ Contact lenses won’t clash with what you’re wearing.
✔ Contacts typically aren’t affected by weather conditions and won’t fog up in cold weather like glasses.
✔ If you want to see how you would look with a different eye color, you can experiment with color contact lenses. You can even purchase special-effect contacts to match your Halloween or fancy dress costume!
✔ Some contact lenses can reshape your cornea while you sleep. Overnight orthokeratology (Ortho-k) temporarily corrects myopia, so you can see clearly the next day without the need for glasses or contacts.
Contact Lenses Disadvantages
✖ People have trouble applying a contact len to their eyes.
✖ Contacts reduce the amount of oxygen reaching your eye and thus can cause or increase the severity of dry eye syndrome.
✖ If you work at a computer often, wearing contact lenses will likely contribute to symptoms of computer vision.
✖ Contacts require proper lens care and lens case cleaning each day, to avoid potentially serious eye infections. If you can’t commit to the care and recommended replacement cycle of your contacts, daily disposables would be your best choice.
✖ If you accidentally fall asleep while wearing contacts, your eyes typically will be dry, gritty, red and irritated when you wake.