If you’ve just found out that there’s a problem with your vision, you’re probably trying to decide whether to go for contact lenses or glasses. It’s never nice finding out that you’ve got a problem with any part of your body, let alone your eyes. However, the good news is that most vision problems are treatable or manageable. So there’s nothing to worry about. All you need to focus on now is whether you should opt for glasses or contact lenses as your vision aid of choice.
When it comes to deciding whether to go for glasses or contact lenses, it’s not just about beauty. You also need to think about your lifestyle, budget, comfort and the most convenient option for you. To help you work out what the best option is, I’ve put together this guide. Hopefully, it will make choosing the perfect vision aid a little easier.
What it’s important to bear in mind is that it’s not necessarily the case that one option is better than the other. Each correction aid has its own pros and cons; it’s just a case of finding the one that’s best suited to you.
While glasses can be expensive to buy, it’s important to remember that they’re a one off cost. Contact lenses might be cheaper, but that’s because you’re buying a few month’s supply. Whereas, when you buy glasses, you’re getting a vision aid that will last for years, maybe even for life. The good news is that contact lenses have come down in price over the past few years, so they are a lot more affordable. However, glasses are probably a more cost-effective option. That being said, there are some amazing deals on contact lenses online. If you’re looking for the best deal, have a browse on a range of sites and see what bargains you find.
An important area to focus on when it comes to what to choose – glasses or lenses, is your lifestyle. While glasses are quicker and easier to use, contact lenses offer many benefits. Yes, they do require more care and cleaning, but they also make things like playing sports and exercising easier. Plus, when it rains you won’t have to worry about your glasses getting fogged up – a pet hate of all glasses wearers. If you’ve got little ones and often end up getting mucky – think paint, food, and goodness knows what else, contact lenses could be best. Think about your lifestyle and which option would make life easier for you and go for that.
In terms of comfort, this can be a tricky one. Glasses tend to be comfortable. However, they can rub your nose and behind your ears. Plus, years of wear can lead to darker areas appearing on your skin where your glasses have sat, known as hyperpigmentation. It’s important to realize that the higher quality glasses you opt for, the less likely they are to cause you pain or rub. As for contact lenses, as long as your optician prescribes the right size, strength and shape, you shouldn’t have any problems. Once a lens is in your eye, you shouldn’t be able to feel it. However, if your eyes become dry or tired, you may then be able to feel the lens on your eye. If this is a problem you can opt for hydrating lenses made especially for people with dry eyes.
There you have it, everything that you need to know about glasses and contact lenses. Don’t rush your decision about which option is best, take your time and think things through carefully.