Should I switch from glasses to contact lenses?

Should I switch from glasses to contact lenses?

Wearing prescription eyeglasses every single day to see up close, far away, and every distance in between can sometimes become a cumbersome experience. If you are looking for a way to get relief from wearing glasses on a daily basis everywhere you go, then why not consider contacts? At Mountain Eye Care, we always see patients that are wanting to switch from wearing glasses to wearing contact lenses for a variety of reasons. In this article, we share some information about a few reasons why you should consider switching from glasses to contact lenses. 

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Take it slow 

If you’re not used to wearing contacts, you need to work up to a time frame in which your eyes feel most comfortable. For example, start your workday wearing your contacts for about four hours in the morning. Then take them out at lunch and wear your glasses. Then each day, add another hour of wearing time until you can comfortably wear your lenses for an entire workday and beyond.

Be careful to not mix it up 

Your eyes undoubtedly have different vision prescriptions. Even if the difference is slight, you won’t be able to see correctly if they’re switched, and you could end up with eye strain and headaches as a result. Keep your right and left lenses in their respective sides of the case, marked “R” and “L” and open one side of the case at a time so the contacts don’t get mixed up. 

See your optometrist

If you are considering switching from glasses to contact lenses, then it makes sense to see your optometrist before you make the switch. Your optometrist can administer an eye exam to make sure your vision is in good health, and your prescription is working optimally for you. They can also then prepare your contact lens based on your current prescription. 

So, should you switch from glasses to contact lenses? The choice is ultimately up to you. However, if you do choose to make the switch, then a visit to Mountain Eye Care can get you set up properly! Click here to find our contact information, schedule an appointment, or speak with a representative.