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Contact Lens vs Traditional Glasses

If you need corrective lenses to improve your vision, you have a choice between prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Your decision depends a lot on your personal preference, budget, and lifestyle. If you need help, talk to an optometrist at Total Eyecare. Your Elko eye doctor can help you see the advantages and disadvantages of each so you can make a knowledgeable choice. 

Eyeglasses - Pros and Cons

Eyeglasses require little care, are less expensive than contacts, and pose no risk of eye infections. Glasses with photo chromic lenses offer you greater protection and comfort by filtering how much light enters your eyes. They're clear indoors and darken when you go out in the sun. Fashionable eyewear from Total Eyecare can also enhance your appearance and bring out your personality.

On the flip side, glasses are inconvenient for playing sports or engaging in rigorous outdoor activities. If you’re not careful, glasses can get lost or broken, prompting a visit to your optometry clinic to get them repaired or replaced.    

Contact Lenses - Pros and Cons

Contacts, on the other hand, facilitate sports play and outdoor activities as there’s no risk of them getting lost or broken. As contacts lie directly on your eye, they don’t obstruct your peripheral vision. Contacts can be used in all types of weather and let you change eye color, if you want, to match anything you wear.

As far as cons, you may have trouble putting your contacts in and taking them off. Contact lenses also require proper cleaning and special care. With contacts, there’s greater risk of eye infections, requiring a visit to your eye doctor for treatment.  

Contacts? Glasses? Or Both?

If you opt for contacts, it’s good to have a pair of eyeglasses as backup in case you get an eye infection and can’t wear your contacts during treatment. You may also want a break from your contacts to give your eyes a rest.

Contact an Optometry Specialist from Total Eyecare   

To get fitted for quality prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses at Total Eyecare, contact your Elko optometrist at 775-738-8491 today.