Before deciding between contact lenses and glasses, keep in mind that one is not necessarily better than the other; each has its pros and cons in terms of vision, ease of use and eye health.
Any optician will tell you that glasses offer many advantages over contact lenses. They require very little cleaning and maintenance, you don’t need to touch your eyes to wear them (decreasing the risk of eye infections), and they’re cheaper than long-term contact lenses since they don’t need to be replaced often.
In addition, glasses can do something that contact lenses cannot do: they can regulate the amount of light entering the eye for optimal comfort and vision. Most notably, photochromic lenses are clear indoors and at night while they darken automatically in sunlight for clear and comfortable vision in any light condition. Although some contact lenses can block some UV light from entering the eye, photochromic eyeglass lenses block 100% of UV rays and protect not only the inside of the eye from UV rays, but also the eye. outer eye and eyelids.
Contact Lenses, Prescription Glasses … or Both?
Thanks to advances in contact lens technology, most people today can wear contact lenses successfully, even if they prefer to wear glasses as their primary form of vision correction. So the decision to wear contact lenses or glasses – and when to wear them – is usually a matter of personal preference.
Keep in mind, however, that if you wear contact lenses full-time, you should also have an upgraded pair of glasses, in case you stop wearing contact lenses due to an eye infection or irritation, or simply to make your eyes rest for some time.