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Contact Lenses Or Eye Glasses - A Never Ending Debate

Updated on June 6, 2012

Some people say that eye glasses are the best option for correcting vision problems. A few others say that contacts are better. This debate has been going on ever since contacts were invented a few decades ago. In fact, eye glasses have been there since many hundreds of years. The fact of the matter is that there are advantages and disadvantages in both. Let us look into some of the points so that you can carefully consider them and make an informed decision.


It is true that about 30 or 40 years back, highly conservative minded people found contacts intimidating and so, were not preferring them. But now, the scenario has changed completely and contacts are being used by a large population. This means that these choices are based on convenience and individual preferences.


You now have several options in contact lenses also. Likewise, glass frames are also made of various materials. So, you have a number of choices both in contact lenses and eye glasses. You can get contacts in daily, weekly, monthly packages. If you want, you can have a constant pair also.


If you choose to wear contact lenses, there will be no blocks that hide your face. You get even colored lenses and so, you can have the eye color of your choice. In contact lenses, you can have a wider vision. But, in the case of eye glasses, there may be problems with the peripheral vision. Another advantage in contact lenses is that they are placed on the cornea and hence, you will be able to see the objects more clearly and without any distortion. If you wear contacts, you can jump, run and indulge in all sorts of activities but these activities are risky with eye glasses. But, some people may have allergy problems with contact lenses.


In the case of eye glasses also, great improvements and innovations have taken place. You get highly stylish and sleek glasses and if you wear them, they may enhance your looks to a great extent. Unlike in olden days, you get light weight glasses also and so, you may not feel uncomfortable. Eye glasses are no more annoying as they used to be.


You can consider both the options and the best decision can be to wear contacts during the daytime. Once you reach home, you can switch to eye glasses. When you visit an unusual place where you think there will be fumes or where you expect there will be a lot of debris and dust, you can wear eye glasses because dust is the number one enemy for contact lenses.


So, even if you decide to wear contact lenses, it is better you have a pair of eye glasses with you so that you can use them whenever you want.

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