Here is a quick look at the basics
There are many different reasons to wear corrective lenses and contacts are clearly more comfortable and easier to use than the ever-popular bifocal glasses. But what factors really make a difference in what you should choose? In fact, there are a few key differences between the two that you probably didn’t know about before.
One big difference between contacts vs. glasses is how often you need to replace them. Glasses must be replaced often, although they’re less visible than contacts. Contacts also may cause eye infections, although they don’t interfere with your sight like glasses would. Glasses can last longer than most, but the time varies depending on the individual.
One of the main differences between contacts vs. glasses is how they handle glare. Glasses block out all of the light that hits your eyes, even those surrounding your face. This makes seeing things very difficult, and it can even decrease your reading ability. Contacts fix this problem by allowing just enough light to hit your eye. This way, you can see clearly and your eyes aren’t strained by the glare.
Contacts require less correction
Another key difference is the amount of correction you get. Contacts require less correction than ordinary glasses because they are more closely aligned to your eye. As a result, contacts vs. glasses doesn’t matter much if you’re farsighted or nearsighted. You’ll still be able to see objects clearly at distance and with good peripheral vision at short distances. With the right contacts, all you need to do is look down on them when you’re outdoors and you’ll have the same vision you have at a moment in time when you’re indoors.
Finally, there is a big factor in whether or not contacts vs. glasses will matter to you long-term. If you wear glasses regularly, then wearing contact lenses might not be something you give a second thought. But if you don’t wear glasses, then you might consider whether or not contacts are a good option for you.
Here’s a recap
Contacts are generally less noticeable than traditional glasses, are comfortable to wear all day, and allow you to see better at longer distances. Contacts also allow for more correction than traditional glasses, and require less maintenance than prescription glasses do. So if these pros and cons meet with your criteria, then contacts vs. glasses might be an easier decision for you.