Choosing Between Contacts And Glasses


Choosing to go with contacts or glasses will depend on your own preferences. However, if you are in the position of choosing one or the other and you have no experience with wearing either, then you may want to consider the information in this article. It will explain the different benefits and drawbacks both contacts and glasses offer.

Benefits of glasses

Glasses are maintenance free and this makes them a good choice if you want something to help you see without worrying about any work being involved. The only thing you need to do is clean your glasses when you notice they are dirty and store them so they don't get broken.

When you order your glasses, you can order extra options such as anti-glare and tint. Having a tint added will make your prescription glasses more like sunglasses. This tint can also get lighter indoors and darker outdoors, making the glasses good for both indoor and outdoor vision correction.

You can choose a design that suits your needs and preferences the best. Some people go with designer frames that help add to their appearance, making their glasses one of their accessories.

Drawbacks of glasses

One of the drawbacks of wearing glasses is there may be times when you would still like to have your vision corrected, but it isn't comfortable for you to wear your glasses. A few examples of these times can include when you are wearing protective headgear, when you are laying down or when it's raining.

Benefits of contacts

Contacts can offer you a lot more freedom since you can wear them with protective headgear, when you are laying down, when it's raining, or many other times when glasses wouldn't be feasible or comfortable.

Once you get used to wearing contacts you won't even think about having them in. You will be able to wear the sunglasses you want while still being able to enjoy corrected vision. You will also be able to put on makeup without it being hidden behind glasses.

If you are interested in changing the appearance of your eyes, then you can order colored contact lenses.

Drawbacks of contacts

Wearing contact lenses means you have to get comfortable with the idea of sticking your finger in your eye, as well as having something in your eye. Some people have a big problem with this part and it can cause you to avoid wearing them which means going around with uncorrected vision.

You can lose a contact while you have them out caring for them or they can come out of your eye when you rub your eye or blink. If you don't have an extra set with you, then you will have to go around with one good eye until you can replace the one you lost.

Now that you know more about what each has to offer, you should have an easier time choosing the right corrective lenses for you needs. As soon as you can, it may be a good idea to invest in both so you have options.

To learn more, contact a company like  Bass River Optometrics


29 October 2015

Vision and Learning

Vision problems can be sneaky. When my daughter started having trouble in school, nobody thought that the problem could be with her vision. She wasn't complaining about not being able to see ; she was acting out instead. Plus, she could read the eye chart. It took a lot of trial and error to realize that while she could see, her eyes weren't working together correctly. She needed vision therapy to get herself back on track. I started this blog to share information with other concerned parents about how vision affects learning. Don't let a vision problem sneak by you and impact your child's education.