The Benefits & Drawbacks to Contact Lenses
Welcome back for the second half of our series on the pros and cons of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Today, we break down the good things and not-so-good things about wearing contact lenses.
The Pros of Contact Lenses
- You don’t have to worry about fogged lenses, which often plague glasses wearers when the climate changes.
- As a matter of aesthetic preference, some prefer the natural look of wearing contact lenses over eyewear.
- Contact lenses reduce eye strain in people who have different prescriptions in each eye.
- Contact lenses allow for better peripheral vision than glasses. The higher your prescription, the more this is true.
- Contact lenses are less cumbersome for those that play sports.
- Specialized contact lenses can actually correct your vision better than glasses in some cases.
- While some contact lenses can cause dry eye symptoms if improperly selected and fit, specialty contact lenses actually heal and soothe the ocular surface making dry eye sufferers much more comfortable.
- Tinted contact lenses can be made for cosmetic reasons such as cosplay or the film industry.
- While great looking prescription sunwear can be made for anyone, contact lens wearers enjoy more options when it comes to sunwear.
The Cons of Contact Lenses
- Contacts require a daily commitment of cleaning and care to avoid bacterial infections.
- While daily contact lenses reduce the need for regular care, they can be a more costly option.
- Without proper care and fitting by a qualified contact lens specialist, contact lenses can increase your risk of dry, irritated eyes.
- Unlike eyewear, contact lenses can be difficult for some wearers to insert or remove.
So, what’s your opinion? Do you think glasses or contact lenses are the better option? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section. Of course, if you need help deciding is best for your lifestyle, be sure to call our Novi office on 14 Mile Rd and schedule an appointment. We’re more than happy to assist you with your eyecare needs.