Glasses or contacts: Which should you choose?
Contacts or glasses? Although it may not appear so, practically everyone who has had to choose between them has considered this topic. Not everyone has perfect 20/20 vision; glasses and, later, contact lenses have greatly improved the quality of life for those with visual problems. While some people can simply pick between glasses and contacts, many others, particularly first-time glasses users, are still undecided.
Either of these instruments is designed to do one thing: provide you with near-perfect eyesight. Look no further if you’re reviewing your alternatives and wondering whether to go with sunglasses lenses or contact lenses. To assist you in making a more informed decision, we’ve listed the essential characteristics that glasses or contacts are supposed to meet.
Simpleness of use
Your lifestyle will generally determine whether you can pick between glasses and contacts. However, much of it is also determined by personal preference. Some people who travel frequently find glasses to be incredibly difficult to wear and instead opt for contact lenses. Long-haul flights, on the other hand, are extremely drying for contact lens users. Glasses are easier to transport than contacts, which require both the lenses and the lens solution.
When the weather or temperature changes, glasses tend to fog up. The main advantage of wearing glasses, though, is that you can put them on and go. Using contacts requires a lot more effort and attention. So whether you wear glasses or contacts comes down to personal preference.
Maintenance and cleaning
Glasses are more easily scratched and damaged than contact lenses. However, to keep them in good condition, all you need is a soft cloth and the case they arrived in. Lenses, on the other hand, necessitate that your fingertips be kept clean at all times. When you handle lenses, you come into close touch with your eyes, and even the slightest particle of dirt can cause infection or, at the absolute least, inflame or tear your eye.
However, many people who wear contact lenses prefer them to the heavy weight of glasses and having to carry their case with them all the time. Again, the choice between contact lenses and glasses comes down to personal preference. For additional information, read our blog on the dos and don’ts of cleaning your glasses.
Astigmatism is a catch-all name for nearsightedness or short-sightedness, and it is totally correctable with surgery. Of course, glasses or contacts can be used to correct astigmatism, especially in children. While many people believe that astigmatism can only be corrected with glasses, this is a common mistake. Contact lenses can also be used to improve your vision. As with most cases, glasses or lenses can aid you with astigmatism.
Enhance an active lifestyle
If you are an athlete or spend a lot of time outside, this is a no-brainer for you. Contact lenses are the natural choice for persons who lead an active lifestyle, whether it is through sports, swimming, engineering, or architecture. Regular glasses will always make you conscious of the frame slipping down your nose and the frame in your vision. While both eyeglasses and contact lenses offer many advantages, contact lenses are the clear winner when it comes to keeping up with an active lifestyle.
Match your fashion sense
Glasses can do a lot to enhance your facial shape. With the right frame, you may draw attention to your best features while concealing others. While this is a significant benefit, everyone will always have only one pair of glasses. This means that the frame style you select will be consistent throughout all of your outfits.
Funky glasses will not look good with formal dress, and work-appropriate eyewear will seem dull at a party or celebratory occasion. When deciding between lenses and spectacles, contact lenses have the advantage of matching every clothing and occasion. Furthermore, single-use disposable contacts in a range of colours and designs are available for a fun event or party.
Most of us currently work in an atmosphere dominated by screens. Our occupations force us to spend a significant amount of time staring at screens. When we get home from work, we spend our spare time staring at screens. Whatever digital activity you are engaging in, chances are you are being exposed to excessive levels of blue light emitted by your screen. We now have blue light filtering glasses that can prevent up to 30% of blue light exposure thanks to advances in technology.
When deciding between eyeglasses and contact lenses, this is one advantage that contact lenses cannot provide. However, whether using glasses or contacts, people experience the same disadvantage of dry eyes. This is a problem that neither can fix and is a product of the modern method of working. Take precautionary actions and care for your eyes if you suffer from dry eyes.
When deciding whether to wear glasses or contacts, one plus is that both are extremely affordable. Glasses are a one-time purchase (unless your prescription lenses change); contact lenses are affordable enough to be purchased several times.
Because both glasses and contacts have similar benefits and drawbacks, consulting with your eye doctor is probably the best approach to choose which visual choice is best for you.