Finding out you need vision correction can be shocking, especially if you have had perfect vision most of your life. The prospect of being hooked up with eyeglasses probably does not fit your idea of spending the rest of your life.
However, you do not have to worry about it much. Nowadays, contacts and eyeglasses can seamlessly fit your lifestyle.
Wider Field of Vision
Contact lenses float on the eye surface and take on the mold of the eye. This means two things—they turn when you turn and provide a field of vision similar to your natural eyes.
They Rarely, If Ever, Fall Out
Contact lenses tend to stay on even when you are engaged in an extreme activity like sports. With eyeglasses, you must watch and pay close attention lest they fall off.
They Are Almost Invisible
Another key advantage of contact lenses is that they are almost invisible because most are clear. If you get ones that match your eye color, it is much harder to spot. You can maintain your natural facial aesthetics while getting the necessary vision correction.
Contact lenses require discipline and responsibility to maintain because they are much more delicate. For instance, if you use monthly contacts, you must let them sit in a disinfectant while sleeping.
You will have difficulty putting them on in the first days after you get the contacts. It could be much tougher if you are squeamish when anything foreign touches your eyes.
Because using contact lenses involves touching your eyes often, it predisposes you to develop eye infections. Also, they can collect dirt and debris that may lead to eye health issues if you overuse the lenses.
They Are Easy to Wear and Maintain
Glasses require very little practice to wear and much less maintenance compared to contacts. They are easy to store since you only need the case you get when you buy the pair.
They Are Durable
Once you get a pair, you only need a new prescription when the first one is no longer effective. Compared to contacts that require replacement every few weeks or months at the longest, glasses are a breeze.
You Can Accessorize
You can get designer frames that can help you improve your outfits and even express your personality.
Glasses only provide vision as wide as the lenses, often leaving your peripherals uncorrected and partially blocked by the frames.
When damaged, they can cost a lot more to fix than contacts would, especially if they were designer pieces.
Because they sit on your face, glasses can change the natural balance of your facial features. They may also feel uncomfortable and pinch your nose's bridge, especially in the first days of use.
For more on the better choice for your lifestyle between contacts and glasses, visit Green Eye Care at our office in New York, New York. Call (347) 757-5475 to book an appointment today.