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).
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.
Benefits of contact lenses
The benefits of choosing contact lenses instead of glasses to correct your eyesight include:
- 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!
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
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If you are currently wearing glasses and would like to start wearing contact lenses, speak to your optometrist.