Are you unsure whether to pick contact lenses or regular eyeglasses to improve your vision? Both have advantages and disadvantages and we will give you a break down. We are here to make the choice easier for you and to ensure that you make an informed and educated decision. If you have any questions, simply call 561-995-9600 to speak with a board certified optometrist.
What’s Better? Contact Lenses vs. Eyeglasses
Many people ask our optometrists and opticians which route to go on for vision correction. It’s really a matter of personal preference, but other factors to consider in your decision include your lifestyle, convenience, comfort and your budget. Keep in mind that one is not necessarily better than the other and that there are pros and cons to both. Ultimately, the decision is up to you and at Eye Doc of Boca our concern is your comfort and keeping your vision sharp at all times.
- Eyeglasses provide a shield of protection from dust and debris in the environment that can irritate eyes
- In the long run glasses costs less than contact lenses as they require less frequent replacement
- Glasses require little cleaning and maintenance and because you’re not touching or putting anything into your eye, glasses significantly reduce the risk of any bacterial infection(s)
- You’re less likely to suffer from dry eye associated with wearing contact lenses for many hours
- You can choose a pair that reflects your personal style
- Glasses can be a hassle when you’re active. Not only do you have to make frequent adjustments to try and keep them from falling off, but you run the risk of losing and even breaking them
- If you’re not used to wearing glasses, their pressure can actually create discomfort which can lead to headaches
- Peripheral vision can be blocked
- Peripheral vision is unobstructed
- You can participate in physical activities (that don’t involve water) without the hassle and fear of having them break
- Dry eye is common after extended wear which can cause discomfort as the amount of oxygen reaching the eye is reduced
- It can sometimes take time for them to sit comfortably in your eye which may require some adjustment
- Require frequent cleaning and maintenance to reduce the risk of bacterial infections.