What’s best for you: Eyeglasses VS Contact lenses

Are you a person having problems with your vision? Do you see things differently from other people? Do you have blurred vision when you look at a distant object, or do you see things clearly from afar but nearby objects seem unrecognizable and the pages on your favorite book cannot be read easily?

Myopia or “nearsightedness” may be the cause wherein you are having problems looking at objects from a distance. Millions of people around the world have this condition and it is also known to be the most common refractive error of the eye. There is also a “farsightedness”, a condition of the eye called Presbyopia, which occurs to middle to senior aged people where they can see clearly from a distance but they are having problems reading a book or looking at close objects.

Now that you know what nearsightedness and farsightedness are, you may have a clue to what is causing the blurry vision that you are experiencing right now. The best thing to do is to visit your Optometrist or an Ophthalmologist for a complete thorough eye-test to see what could be the problem. The doctor will prescribe a corrective lens to help you see better. The doctor may also ask if you want it to be a contact lens or an eyeglass.

These types of corrective lenses have their own pros and cons which may help you choose what’s best for you: Eyeglasses vs Contact lenses.

Eyeglass Pros and Cons

Eyeglasses are easy to wear, they can be worn and removed without sweat even with just one hand. Eyeglasses tend to be cheaper (depending on the brand) compared to contact lenses. They can be easily cleaned with just a wipe of microfiber cloth that comes with the prescription eyeglasses and you do not need to touch your eyes to remove and clean them. Normal eyeglasses are more convenient to use than contact lenses. In addition, it does add a bit of personality to the person wearing it – depending on what style you choose.

A big problem for prescription eyeglasses is when you are involved in sports. Eyeglasses are very unsuitable when playing your favorite sport as they easily fall off or can even be a distraction when playing. Some sports players wear prescription goggles instead for them to be able to play.

Contact lens Pros and Cons

Contact lenses are now widely used for corrective vision. They are very lightweight, wearing them will make you look and feel like you’re not suffering from nearsightedness. Contact lenses also come in different colors and designs. The problem with contact lenses is the way it should be handled.

The lenses are very fragile – once you drop it on the floor, because of its rather tiny size and fragility, it can be quite challenging searching for them. Contact lenses need some effort to put on and removing. You need to touch your eyes and pinch the contact lenses for you to remove them. You also need to clean them with contact lens cleaners that adds cost when buying contact lenses.

Now you have the option to choose what’s best for you. Eyeglasses and contact lenses have their own negative and positive sides. It’s the wearer’s choice whichever they are comfortable with.

References:
http://www.eyedoctorguide.com/contact_glasses/glasses-contacts.html
http://optical.com/contact-lenses/glasses-vs-contacts-costs-benefits/