To wear contact lenses or to wear glasses?
It’s a choice that goes beyond mere vision correction and extends into lifestyle preferences, comfort, and aesthetics. But how exactly are you supposed to make a choice based on these factors?
That’s where our expert team at Eye Braces Clinic can help.
We guide you in navigating these concerns, providing professional guidance to make the best decision for your unique vision requirements. Keep reading to learn more!
Contact Lenses: The Direct Path to Clear Vision
Contact lenses provide the advantage of direct contact vision correction.
As they rest directly on the eye, they offer an unobstructed and natural field of view, including enhanced peripheral vision. This feature makes contact lenses an attractive choice for athletes and those with generally active lifestyles.
There are also options such as extended wear contacts, offering greater flexibility for users. However, it’s worth noting that contact lens wearers may face challenges, particularly those with dry or sensitive eyes.
Furthermore, the risk of eye infection could potentially increase with improper lens care.
Learn about proper lens care here!
Glasses: The Dependable Solution
Glasses, on the other hand, are a long-standing, reliable solution for vision correction. They come in an array of styles and designs, enabling wearers to express their unique personalities.
Moreover, wearing glasses provide an element of eye protection, reducing direct contact with airborne irritants and potentially decreasing the risk of eye infections.
They’re also available with special coatings that can protect your eyes from blue light exposure, making them a good option for those who spend extensive time on screens.
However, glasses may limit peripheral vision, and scenarios such as fogging or slipping can occasionally cause blurry vision. It may also be a hassle for those with an active lifestyle.
Making an Informed Decision: Factors to Consider
For myopia, both contacts and glasses can provide effective correction. Soft contacts are the typical choice for daily wear, providing a balance between comfort and clear vision.
Furthermore, some vision problems cannot be corrected with glasses and require speciality contact lenses:
Ortho K Lenses: Specially designed lenses are worn overnight to reshape the cornea, suitable for high myopia and people with keratoconus as glasses cannot adequately correct the irregular astigmatism caused by the disease.
Scleral Lenses: Typically correct vision problems caused by corneal irregularities by effectively resurfacing irregular corneas to achieve a smooth optical surface.
Toric Lenses: People with a high degree of astigmatism often find that they achieve better vision correction with toric contact lenses than glasses, as the contacts can conform to the eye’s specific shape.
Consider your daily activities. If you’re sports-inclined or outdoorsy, wearing contact lenses may be a better fit.
For extensive screen time or desk-bound jobs, glasses, particularly with blue-light filtering lenses, can offer comfort and protection. It also reduces the possibility of having dry or sensitive eyes throughout the day.
If eyewear is an important part of your personal style, the array of glasses designs could be more appealing.
On the other hand, contact lenses provide a ‘natural’ look that leaves your facial features unobstructed. There are also increasing varieties of coloured contact lenses to express your unique self.
Glasses are generally easier to take care. You can quickly put them on or take them off without needing a mirror. They don’t require as much cleaning and maintenance as contacts, and you don’t need to replace them as often.
Contacts require more commitment. You have to clean them regularly and, depending on the type of lens, replace them daily, weekly, or monthly.
Remember, you don’t have to choose exclusively between one or the other. Many people use both, depending on the situation.
Always consult with an eye doctor before making your decision.
Eye Braces Clinic: Your Vision, Our Mission
Our team at Eye Braces Clinic is dedicated to ensuring the health and clarity of your vision.
Our eye doctors are experienced in managing all aspects of eye health, from prescribing glasses or contact lenses to managing and preventing eye infections.
We provide comprehensive eye exams and prescription fitting to help you make the most informed decision for your eye health.
Don’t allow uncertainty to cloud your path to optimal vision.
Schedule an appointment with us at Eye Braces Clinic and let our experts guide you towards a clear and bright visual future. After all, your vision is our mission.