Eyeglasses vs Contact Lenses. Pros And Cons Of Eyeglasses And Contact Lenses.

People who have bad eyesight have a choice to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses. It depends on their preferences and lifestyle. Your eye health is very important. Before buying your first eyeglasses or contact lenses you should get to know all their and disadvantages.

Advantages of eyeglasses

Eyeglasses are less expensive than contact lenses. Even if your prescription undergoes any changes you may just replace lenses keeping your frame. There is no need to change your eyeglasses as often as contact lenses. Contact lenses are much more expensive than eyeglasses. It takes more effort to look after contact lenses than eyeglasses which require much less care.

When you put on contact lenses you have to touch your eyes. It can cause eye irritation or eye infections. In order to wear eyeglasses, you don’t have to touch your eyes. There are people who have sensitive eyes, so they can’t wear contact lenses. Besides, eyeglasses function as a shield for your eyes protecting them from any injury and harm.

One of the best advantages is that they are available everywhere. You can buy them in
internet shops, optician stores, pharmacies, even in markets. There are many design of eyeglasses to choose from. There are eyeglasses with different frames or without frame. Many people prefer to wear eyeglasses just to look fashionable and trendy.

Disadvantages of eyeglasses

Many people who wear eyeglasses complain about blurry vision each time they take them off. Some people say that they trouble with object focus without them. But this only happens if they spend a long time wearing them. Many people who were using eyeglasses refuse to buy new ones, they prefer contact lenses, because they are not comfortable when cleaning, doing something or moving a lot. Glasses can have the habit of slipping down the nose or becoming steamed up which is annoying. Some people prefer contact lenses because they don’t look attractive in eyeglasses.

Advantages of contact lenses

People who uses lenses have clear “all round” vision. Unlike glasses is that they only let the wearer see objects clearly in front of them. Anything to the side is out of focus and it is blurry. The all round vision is perfect for sportspeople, swimmers, drivers r and motorists.

Contact lenses are quick and simple to use. They are placed on the end of a finger and inserted onto the eye in a few seconds. But those who are doing it for the first time, find it hard to insert it, they just have to try a couple of times.

One of the advantages of contact lenses is that they do not steam up, collect rain or other deposits on the lenses due to the weather. Glasses do have a tendency to steam up when you go from a cold room into a warm room.

Disadvantages of contact lenses

Millions of people wear contact lenses and most of them are very happy with their use. However there are people who have difficulty with wearing them and in some cases have serious eye problems. Most of the complications associated with contact lens wear is because of poor lens hygiene. Many people who wear contact lenses daily or very often do not follow their optometrist’s advice when it comes to cleaning. Lens hygiene regimes can be difficult to follow. You must clear your contact lenses very carefully. If not cleaning them properly your eyes have bigger chance of getting an infection.

Also one of the main reason not to buy them is that they can be easy to lose or damage. Wearing contact lenses can cost more than $500 per year. People who need more frequent lens replacement due to changing eye prescriptions, must spend much more money. The price of contact lenses depends on the type of lens and your eye prescription.

Contact lenses are applied directly on the eye and cover the entire cornea. The amount of oxygen reaching your eyes will decrease. Good oxygen supply is needed to keep the eyes healthy.

Contact lens reduces the quantity of tears getting on the cornea because they absorb most of our tears to keep itself soft. This lack of tears causes dry eye, people start to feel the itchiness, burning sensation and have red eyes. If the eyes get too dry, it will lead to the scarring of the cornea which is very painful.

Now you know all advantages and disadvantages of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Think twice and be patient before making the right choice.

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