Contact Lenses vs. Traditional Glasses

Glasses or contact lenses — which are better? There’s no one answer to that question. Both glasses and contacts work well to correct refractive errors, so the choice between the two comes down to lifestyle and preferences. Here are a few tips from Dr. Coward & Associates, serving Belleville, Brighton, and Trenton, on how to choose the right vision correction option for you. 

Eyeglasses Are Simple and Effective

If you like to keep things simple, you can’t go wrong by choosing eyeglasses. They’re long-lasting, easy to clean and maintain, and require no special knowledge to use. Many people also like the way glasses look on their face, and you can have more than one pair to create different looks.

Eyeglasses Won’t Irritate Your Eyes

Another benefit of eyeglasses is that they do not require you to manually apply anything to your eyes. This means you’re at lower risk of eye infections. Contacts can cause dry eyes, too, especially for people who look at a computer for much of the day, while eyeglasses don’t put you at risk for this.

Contact Lenses: An Invisible Solution

If you don’t like the way glasses look on you, contacts may be the way to go. Once they’re in, no one can tell you’re wearing them. You can even get cosmetic contacts to change your eye color in a natural-looking way.

Contact Lenses Can Be Low-Maintenance

Contact lenses may seem tricky to use, but many people actually find them simpler than eyeglasses. Glasses can fall off, get broken, obstruct your field of vision with their frames, and get foggy in the cold. Contacts won’t do any of these things, making them ideal for people who play sports or live in chilly climates.

Our Optometrists Can Fit You for Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses

An eye doctor at Dr. Coward & Associates would be happy to fit you for glasses or contacts. We have offices in Belleville, Brighton, and Trenton. Give us a call today to make an appointment at the location most convenient for you.