Contact Lenses vs. Traditional Eyeglasses
If you need corrective lenses and cannot decide between glasses and contacts, you've come to the right place. Learning about the differences between these two options is critical when making your eye exam appointment and choosing your eyewear. When it comes to contacts, glasses, and exams, let our experts at River Place Vision Center in Austin, TX, help you.
Advantages and Disadvantages of Contact Lenses
Contacts offer the benefit of never fogging up when you go outside in the Texas heat from an air-conditioned building. These corrective lenses also do not fall off your face when playing sports. If you don't like the feeling or look of glasses covering much of your face, you may prefer wearing contacts that don't change your natural appearance.
With as many advantages as contact lenses have, they are not the best choice for everyone. Some people have eyes that make fitting contact lenses difficult. Additionally, you must take regular care of the contacts by cleaning them daily or choosing a single-use form. Improperly caring for your contacts could increase your chances of getting an eye infection.
Pros and Cons of Eyeglasses
For some people, eyeglasses are preferable when it comes to contact lenses. If you like the way glasses change your appearance, you may want to wear these instead of contacts.
In addition to impacting how you look, glasses also work better for those who have sensitive eyes or don't want to touch their eyes with contacts. Eyeglasses are the easiest option if you want a solution that you can just grab from your nightstand and put on immediately in the morning without the process required of putting in contacts.
As simple as glasses are to wear, they can fall off your face if you engage in sports. High-impact sports could even become dangerous if you have a ball hit your glasses. Some people with very strong prescriptions or astigmatisms may find their glasses distorting what they see through the outer edges of the lenses.
Make an Appointment for an Eye Exam for All Forms of Corrective Eyewear
Whether you want glasses or contacts, you first need an eye exam. Contact us at River Place Vision Center in Austin, TX, for an appointment. You can also call our office at (512) 343-2020 if you have questions about whether to schedule a visit for a contact lens exam or one for eyeglasses. Great vision starts with getting the best vision correction possible, and we can help you with that by providing you with the vision exams, contacts, or glasses that you need.