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Contacts vs glasses

When considering contacts vs glasses to correct your vision, remember that it’s often simply a matter of preference. In the past contact lenses could only be used to treat certain conditions, but today almost everyone who has an issue with their eyesight can now choose to treat it with contact lenses instead of glasses. This includes people with myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia (age-related eye weakening).

The increased versatility of contact lenses is due to advances in technology in recent years, which has also made them more affordable. There’s now a wide selection of contact lenses available to meet your needs, including coloured contacts.

Many people still think in terms of ‘contacts vs glasses’ and try to weigh up the pros and cons of each, thinking that they have to choose one method of eyesight correction. Whereas, the fact is that many people who have glasses now also choose to wear contact lenses at least some of the time. And others choose to wear contact lenses all of the time, and have a back-up pair of glasses for emergencies. So the choice of wearing contact lenses or glasses, and when to wear them, will largely depend on your lifestyle and personal preference.

Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of wearing contact lenses.

Contacts vs glassesBenefits of contact lenses

The benefits of choosing contact lenses instead of glasses to correct your eyesight include:

  • comfort
  • convenience
  • ease of playing sport or doing outdoor activities
  • not having to worry about breaking an expensive pair of glasses
  • a wider field of vision, including clearer peripheral vision
  • being able to change the colour of your eyes with coloured contact lenses
  • not fogging up—contacts are more resistant to changes in weather
  • better self-esteem and quality of life for children and teenagers
  • never having to worry about them clashing with your outfit!

Some contact lenses can now even reshape your cornea while you are asleep, temporarily correcting short-sightedness (myopia) so that you can see clearly the next morning without needing to wear contact lenses or glasses.

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If you are currently wearing glasses and would like to start wearing contact lenses, speak to your optometrist.