Pros and Cons of Contact Lenses

Pros and Cons of Contact Lenses

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

If you don’t have 20/20 vision, then it’s likely that your eye doctor has recommended the use of vision correction lenses. Should you choose glasses, contact lenses, or both? Most people start with a pair of eyeglasses, then add in contact lenses for more lifestyle flexibility.

Here are a few things to consider if you are considering a change from glasses to contact lenses:

Pros of Using Contact Lenses

There are undeniable benefits that come when you are using contact lenses:

  • Full Field of Vision: Contact lenses give you the same vision benefits as your glasses. But they can improve overall vision because you have an entire field of sharp vision wherever you are looking. In addition, contacts move with your eyes, eliminating the distortions or reflections that can occur with glasses. As a result, you have a wider field of vision.
  • Clearer Sight: Glasses get water spots or fog up when exposed to temperature fluctuations or steam. You don’t have these issues with contact lenses. Additionally, contacts eliminate problems with light reflection on the glass.
  • Active Lifestyle: Wearing contact lenses can improve your freedom and movement throughout the day. If you enjoy an active lifestyle, it’s nice to participate without worrying about glasses on your face. Contacts don’t bounce around like glasses, and you don’t need to worry about interference with protective headgear (like sports helmets).
  • Confidence: Many people feel more confident about their appearance when wearing contact lenses. There’s no need to obscure your face with glasses frames.

Cons of Wearing Contact Lenses

While there are many benefits of using contact lenses, there are also a few notable drawbacks that should be considered:

  • Hygiene Commitment: Caring for your contact lenses requires extra commitment and time to keep up with the cleaning and maintenance routines.
  • Possible Complications: If you don’t follow proper care and instructions for wearing your contact lenses, you could experience complications or eye infections.
  • Cost Considerations: Depending on the type of contact lenses you are wearing, it’s possible that contacts will cost more than glasses. Glasses can be worn indefinitely until the prescription needs to be changed. But contact lenses need to be replaced regularly.

These potential cons are easy to overcome, and many people choose to wear contact lenses because the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks.

If you need new glasses or contact lenses, then it’s time to schedule an eye exam. Contact our team at Temecula Creek Optometry for an appointment: (951) 302 -1331.

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