There are many things to consider when you have vision problems. One of the decisions you must make is decide whether contacts or glasses are right for you. The debate of contacts vs glasses comes down to personal preference, and the eye problems you have. Here is a closer look at how to choose the best option for you.
Personal Preference that Impact Contacts vs Glasses
There are many different factors that play into whether or not you choose contacts or glasses. These include (but aren’t limited to):
Take a minute to consider: Are your eyes usually quite dry? Glasses might be a better option, because contacts can dry out your eyes. Do you play a lot of sports? Contacts might be the better option, as you don’t have to worry about your frames breaking or falling off during your activity. Keep in mind that one isn’t better than the other when it comes to contacts vs glasses. Write a list to determine the best option for you. Here are a few pros and cons of each that we have considered:
Pros of Glasses:
- Can be a fashion statement.
- Easy to clean.
- You don’t have to touch your eyes!
- Generally cheaper than contacts.
- Can protect your eyes from foreign objects.
Cons of Glasses:
- Can make it difficult to play sports.
- Can be broken easily.
- Sight can be obstructed by elements – fogging up glasses, etc.
- Can distort peripheral vision.
- Thickness can change the appearance of your eyes.
Pros of Contacts:
- Easy – put them in in the morning, and take out at night.
- Great for sports and outdoor activities.
- Aren’t affected by environment.
- Less vision distortion.
- You can try out different eye colors!
Cons of Contacts:
- Can exacerbate eye dryness and irritation.
- You have to touch your eyes.
- Require additional cleaning and care.
- Can exacerbate computer vision problems.
- Cost to replace can be higher.
As you can see, there are many pros and cons to both glasses and contacts. Again, it really does come down to personal preference. If you have questions about the right option for you, speak with your eye doctor!