Those whose eyesight does not deteriorate cannot understand the value of the clear vision. On the other hand, many people with visual impairment always have the same question in their minds: Should I wear contact lenses or glasses? According to experts, both have advantages and disadvantages. If you’d like to, after reviewing both, give the decision yourself.
Advantages of Glasses
- They are easier to use,
- Decrease your risk for eye infections and do not create any risks in terms of eye health and safety,
- Safe to use for every age group,
- Easy to maintain,
- Can be produced for almost every vision defect,
- Able to be used in many areas including water sports by means of being produced for sportive purposes,
- Facilitate the daily life by improving the quality of vision through the filters they have.
Disadvantages of Glasses
- They are much more expensive,
- You must convert the sunglasses to prescription glasses in order to be able to use them effectively,
- Cannot match with every style,
- Condensation on your glasses in hot-cold weather changes,
- Limit the visual angle,
- Make some marks on the nose when you take off your glasses.
Advantages of Contact Lenses
- They are more suitable for people who do not want to wear glasses for aesthetic purposes,
- Have wider visual angle since integrated with eyes,
- Have no condensation problems,
- You can use them with every style of sunglasses,
- The cost decreases with the production of soft contact lenses,
- Provide cosmetic changes with the help of colored contact lenses,
- Address more patients with the emergence of contact lenses that correct astigmatism and long-sightedness occurring in middle and old ages.
Disadvantages of Contact Lenses
- They need a little more time to get used to it and need more motivation.
- Require consistency in maintenance for hygienic concerns; the eye, and especially the cornea, is likely to catch an infection unless you follow these basic rules. There is a risk of serious problems and even loss of vision as a result of the infection.
- Trigger eye allergies for the ones who are prone to allergic reactions,
- Can dry out the eyes, since contact lenses absorb the lacrimal layer.
- Lens solution and lens case must be constantly carried with you.
Contact Lenses vs Glasses
When considered from this point of view, both have advantages and disadvantages at almost equal rates. However, the reasons for the preferences vary from person to person. We are wondering about both your preference and reason/s on this topic, and we would very much like to hear your opinion!