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Contact Lenses Vs. Glasses

Contact Lenses Vs. Glasses

There are those who simply don’t want glasses. While they recognize that their vision might be suffering, and that they need some form of corrective intervention, they just want a clean and natural look without glasses getting in the way. Others are irritated by having to keep track of eyeglasses all the time. Contact lenses are a prime alternative for eligible patients who want to forego glasses without compromising their vision. The experienced and qualified opticians at Euro Optika are ready to help you decide if contacts are right for you.

Call us today at 212-501-7070 to schedule your comprehensive eye exam.

Pros and Cons of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses offer their own set of advantages and drawbacks:

Advantages: 

  • Contacts conform to the curvature of your eye, providing a wider field of view and causing less vision distortions and obstructions than eyeglasses.
  • Contact lenses don’t get in the way when playing sports and exercising.
  • Contact lenses won’t clash with what you’re wearing.
  • Contacts typically aren’t affected by weather conditions and won’t fog up in cold weather like glasses.
  • If you want to see how you would look with a different eye color, you can experiment with color contact lenses. You can even purchase special-effect contacts to match your Halloween or fancy dress costume!
  • Some contact lenses can reshape your cornea while you sleep. Overnight orthokeratology (Ortho-k) temporarily corrects myopia, so you can see clearly the next day without the need for glasses or contacts.

Drawbacks: 

  • Some people have trouble applying a contact lens to their eye (but proper technique and practice should rectify this in most cases).
  • Contacts reduce the amount of oxygen reaching your eye and can cause or increase the severity of dry eye syndrome.
  • If you work at a computer often, wearing contact lenses will likely contribute to symptoms of computer vision syndrome.
  • Contacts require proper lens care and lens case cleaning each day, to avoid potentially serious eye infections. If you can’t commit to the care and recommended replacement cycle of your contacts, consider daily disposables.
  • If you accidentally fall asleep while wearing daily wear contacts, your eyes typically will be dry, gritty, red and irritated when you wake. If you find yourself frequently falling asleep with your contacts in, consider extended wear contact lenses — some extended wear contacts are approved for up to 30 days of continuous wear.

Call Euro Optika today at 212-501-7070 so we can determine if contact lenses are right for you.