If you wear glasses, have you ever considered investing in contact lenses as well? While all patients with less-than-great eyesight must have a pair of glasses, contact lenses can be a useful addition to your lifestyle. Both have optical benefits and different roles. Let’s compare the two!
The Role Of Prescription Eyeglasses
Your trusty pair of glasses reduces the risk of eye infections. While you occasionally have to wipe the lenses with a microfiber cloth and a lens cleaner, they generally require less maintenance.
Another fantastic feature about glasses missing from contact lenses is that they can filter the amount of light that passes through the lens, giving you more comfort and better vision. Photochromic lenses adjust the tint for indoor versus outdoors, daylight and evening light levels.
Partial UV filtering is available in certain contact lenses that can block some UV light into your eyes; however, the photochromic eyeglass lens systems and many anti-glare coatings outperform this by blocking all UV rays. This supplies far superior protection to the eye’s interior and protects the eyelids and surrounding sensitive skin.
Lastly, prescription eyeglasses can be installed into thousands of different frames, so your glasses can become a statement of your personality.
The Role Of Contact Lenses
Two features that differentiate contact lenses are that they are invisible, and you get fantastic peripheral vision because they sit flush on your cornea. Unlike eyeglasses, contact lenses move along with your eye movements so there is minimal distortion in your vision.
These features help with sports as your vision is never hampered, nor is there a risk of fallen, smashed glasses. Have you ever tried surfing or high-board diving wearing glasses?
Another wonderful benefit of contact lenses is that they come in colour options. If you feel like having blue eyes today or green tomorrow, colour contacts make it possible.
You can also use your awesome sunglasses with contact lenses. Your sunglasses are even more awesome if they have polarized lenses. Polarized lenses allow you to see the world with a high-definition experience!
There are also one-day lenses that can be thrown away after each use, so it does not have to be cleaned. And for those who need additional help with reading, there are multifocal contact lenses.
Schedule an appointment to get your contact lenses.
At Twenty 20 Vision, we do FREE contact lens consultations when you have an eye test. There is no additional charge that is recommended. You also get FREE trial contact lenses so that you can test them out before committing to a purchase.
When To Wear Glasses Vs Contacts
We recommend that you use your glasses and contact lenses for different situations. If your contact lenses dry your eyes out in the office air conditioning, then wear your glasses at work and contact lenses when you go out with friends.
If you prefer to wear your glasses all the time, have contact lenses as a backup for your volleyball, sea kayaking or mountain biking activities.
Remember, contact lenses are an addition to your eyewear. You will always need a current pair of prescription glasses in case you get an eye infection and your eyes need to be lens free.
Chat with us today about your prescription glasses and contact lens needs. Improved vision is an appointment away!