Contacts vs. Glasses: Which is Best for You?

 

Deciding whether you want to wear glasses or contacts is a personal decision. Of course, being comfortable is the most important aspect. Each choice has pros and cons and it’s up to you to decide which fits your lifestyle the best.

Glasses

Pros:

You do not have to poke around your eye, which lessens the risk of infection.

Dust and debris do not get into your eyes as easy.

If you have dry or sensitive eyes, glasses won’t aggravate your eyes.

Cons:

Strong prescription lenses might make your eyes appear unnaturally magnified or minified.

Frames that do not fit right may cause constant pressure on your nose and behind your ears, leading to headaches and discomfort.

Eyeglasses sit about a half inch from your eyes, so your peripheral vision might be skewed.

 

Contacts Lenses

Pros:

Contact lenses don’t get in the way when doing activities like sports or exercising.

Contacts form to the shape of your eye, providing a wider field of view.

Contacts typically aren’t affected by changing weather conditions.

Cons:

Many people have trouble putting lenses in their eyes, finding it difficult to have their fingers so close to their eyes.

Contacts require proper lens cleaning every day, to avoid potentially serious eye infections.

If you must look at a computer screen for extended periods daily, wearing contact lenses can possibly lead to computer vision syndrome.

The doctors at Michigan Eye Institute will be glad to help you walk through this decision, so that you are able to make the best decision! You can contact us by visiting our website here or stop into one of our locations – Flint, Fenton, Lapeer, Grand Blanc, or Oxford – to see our full optical selection.

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