Glasses or Contact lenses, which do you prefer to wear and why?
I've been wearing glasses since I was in the third grade. I tried contact lenses once many years ago when they were made of hard plastic. They irritated my eyes and popped out unexpectedly every once in a while. I gave them up after a couple of months and have never looked back. At a family gathering several years ago I asked a second cousin who is a professor of ophthalmology at a medical school why he was wearing glasses rather than contacts or having lasek surgery. He replied without hesitation as follows:
"I get correction to 20-20 with glasses. The safety lenses protect my eyes from flying objects. There is a certain amount of risk of complications from contact lenses (infection) and from laser surgery. I see no reason to accept these risks."
(I did a popular Hub on this topic entitled "Lasik Surgery, Lasek Surgery, Contact Lenses or Prescription Glasses?"
Glasses. I own a very light pair, so I don't even know I'm wearing them, other than the fact that i can see well.
I have both glasses and contacts but I definitely prefer to wear my contacts. I wear gas permeable contact lenses which are similar to hard contacts. I've tried soft lenses but the gas permeables give me much better vision. Since I only wear my glasses in the evening or early morning for a short time, they tend to annoy me when I have them on.
Basically it's a choice between less maintenance and more maintenance. Glasses, by default, require less maintenance then contact lenses since they don't directly contact the cornea of your eyes, unlike contact lenses.
If you don't like how you look in glasses you shouldn't just jump to contacts straight off. Some people's eyes get irritated more easily, so if you can, check with your doctor. He'll be able to best guide you on your choice.
Even with that in mind, modern contact lenses, if properly maintained, are not likely to cause you any problems, but be careful nonetheless.
For me I would prefer to chose glasses than to wear contact lenses in my eyes. Glasses are safe and make me comfortable. I don't want to use contact lens because I'm afraid what might happen if I place not properly in the eyes. I know certain step should apply in putting contact lens in our eyes. Glasses are the safest and fastest to use anywhere anytime of the day. I had my glasses right now with 25-25 vision. Now I can easy to manage all my work upon wearing this. Nice hubs to read!
Well..I was prescribed eye glasses by my optometrist at Killeen Vision source. But occasionally I wear contact lenses too. Since I am unable to take care of my contact lenses on a regular basis, its kind of hassle for me. So I prefer glasses over contact lenses.
I have used both glasses as well as contact lenses. I prefer eyeglasses over contact lenses. They are more comfortable to wear and easy to use. No hassles at all.... However, my doctor at Killeen Vision Source had suggested me several tips to take care of my contacts but...I am too lazy to follow them!!!!
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