Both eyeglasses and contact lenses can help correct your vision, and personal preference will play a big role in the option you select. When making your decision, you need to consider lifestyle, budget, aesthetics, comfort and convenience, as these will help you choose the option that is best for you.
It would also be helpful to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each, as this, too, will allow you to select the type of eyewear that’s right for you.
These will conform to the curvature of your eye and will provide you with a wider field of view, so you will experience fewer vision distortions and obstructions than you would with eyeglasses. Contact lenses would never get in your way when playing sports or exercising. They will not become affected by weather conditions, so they will not fog up in cold weather the way glasses would. Style would never be a concern because your contact lenses would never clash with what you’re wearing, and if you want to experiment with different eye colours, contact lenses would allow you to try this.
One of the biggest disadvantages is the application of contact lenses to the eye, and some people have trouble with this aspect. Contacts can also reduce the amount of oxygen that reaches your eye, resulting in dry eye syndrome. If you accidentally fall asleep while wearing daily-wear contacts, your eyes may be dry, red, and irritated when you wake up. Proper care is necessary, and cleaning needs to be done every day; otherwise, you may experience a serious eye infection.
One of the biggest advantages of wearing glasses is that you will not have to touch your eyes, which will reduce the chances of irritation or an eye infection. Eyeglasses are also generally cheaper than contact lenses when you factor in price over the long run because you will not have to replace glasses often. Even if your prescription were to change over time, you would be able to keep your current frames and would be able to replace only the lenses. Frames can also be very fashionable, so you can express your personality through your eyeglasses.
One disadvantage is that eyeglasses can distort your peripheral vision because they sit about half an inch from your eyes. Some people do not like how they look when wearing glasses because they feel that it hides their features, and if you have a strong prescription, the edges of your lenses may be thick, and this can be unappealing for some.
The experts at Orangeville Optometric Centre can provide you with more information regarding which option is best. You may even be able to wear both if that is something you are interested in. If you are concerned about your vision or the health of your eyes, or want guidance in choosing the best eye wear options for you, we can help, so please contact us today! New patients are always very welcome.