Looking For A New Pair of Glasses?

Looking For A New Pair of Glasses?

Whether you choose to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for vision correction mostly depends on personal preferences. Lifestyle, comfort, convenience, budget and aesthetics should all factor into your decision-making process. Before deciding between contacts and glasses, keep in mind that one is not necessarily better than the other; each has its pros and cons in terms of vision, ease of use, and eye health. In this article by Mountain Eye Care, we will talk about the differences between contact lenses and glasses. Read on for more information.

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Why would you choose glasses over contact lenses?

Glasses at Mountain Eye Care offer many benefits over contact lenses. They require very little cleaning and maintenance and there is a decreased risk for eye infections.

Also, eyeglasses can do something contact lenses cannot, they can adjust the amount of light entering your eye for optimum comfort and vision. Specifically, photochromic lenses are clear indoors and at night, and darken automatically in sunlight for clear, comfortable vision in any light. Photochromic eyeglass lenses block 100 percent UV and protect not only the inside of the eye from UV, but the exterior of the eye and eyelids as well. Glasses also can act as an extension of your personality and make a great fashion statement!

Why would you choose contact lenses over glasses?

That being said, contact lenses have many advantages over glasses. Contacts sit directly on your eye, so vision, particularly peripheral vision, is unobstructed. You can participate in sports and outdoor activities without fear of eyeglasses getting in the way, falling off or breaking. You can even change the colour of your eyes with colour contact lenses.

If you are leaning more towards glasses at Mountain Eye Care, here are some of the advantages you will experience:

  • Wearing glasses reduces reduces the likelihood of irritating your eyes or developing an eye infection.
  • Frames are fashionable and can speak volumes about your personality and style, the look of your glasses can make a bold statement.

For more information about contact lenses and glasses at Mountain Eye Care, and which ones will work better for your lifestyle, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.