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Contacts or Eyeglasses: Which Are Right for You?

Last updated 6 years ago

If you need help seeing your world clearly, you may be wondering if contacts or eyeglasses are best for you. There are advantages and disadvantages to each method of vision correction, and your personal preferences can play a big part in helping you decide what you want.


Contact lenses are beneficial in many ways. People will not know you are wearing them, so if a more natural look is important to you, contacts are a good choice. In addition, you don't have to worry about dropping and breaking contacts or having them get scratched with daily use. Other benefits of contacts include good peripheral vision, no need for prescription sunglasses, greater freedom in playing sports, and no condensation or fog from rain.

However, there are also some disadvantages to having contacts. You must keep lens solution with you in case the contacts become too dry or irritate your eyes, and you may have to remove them at night to sleep. Contacts tend to be more expensive than eyeglasses and require careful cleaning to keep your eyes healthy.


Glasses are generally less expensive and require less upkeep than contacts—simply wipe them with a soft cloth when they get smudged! You can use your eyeglasses as a fashion statement and change them to reflect your current style or mood. Tinted eyeglasses can provide protection from the sun's rays so you don’t have to keep track of a separate pair of sunglasses.

Eyeglasses also have their disadvantages. They can limit your field of vision, and the frames can cause visual obstruction. Glasses can easily be broken, scratched, or bent, and may cause problems when playing sports or doing other physical activity.

Call Wize Eyes in Long Island at (888) 485-0076 for all of your eyeglasses and contact needs. We can help you decide what fits your lifestyle best!


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