You can select between glasses and contacts to help you see if your vision isn’t 20/20 but your eyes are otherwise healthy. Both have their benefits and drawbacks. If this is your first time or you’re looking for another way to improve and correct your vision, this article can assist you.
Let’s start with Contact lenses and talk about it.
To correct eyesight, contact lenses are small discs of plastic or glass that sit directly on your eye. Soft and hard, sometimes known as rigid glass permeability, are the two varieties.
The most common type of contact is soft contacts, which are constructed of soft plastic. Because they hold more water and do not touch the cornea, they are more pleasant than hard contacts.
Soft contacts come in a variety of shapes and sizes:
Daily disposables: You only wear these contacts once and then dispose them.
Daily wear lenses: are those that you use during the day and clean at night. You’ll replace them according to your eye doctor’s recommendations.
Extended-wear lenses: can be used overnight and should be cleaned at least once a week.
Soft contacts are less durable than hard contacts. They’re easy to care for, but they might be uncomfortable. They can help with issues such as astigmatism (when your eye is more oval than round) and are a suitable option if you have allergies.
Bifocal and multifocal contacts are available in both soft and hard lenses. They simultaneously correct up-close and far-away vision.
Compared to spectacles, they provide a more natural vision. They move in sync with your gaze, and nothing gets in the way of what you see. When it’s chilly or rainy, they don’t fog up or become wet. When you play sports, contact doesn’t get in the way.
They require far more attention than spectacles. You must clean and keep them correctly. If you don’t clean your contacts properly or don’t wash your hands before handling them, you could acquire dangerous eye infections. When the lenses rotate, your vision may get fuzzy if you have a lot of astigmatism. Astigmatic contacts, which are designed specifically for astigmatism, are less prone to move, but they are more expensive. Getting adjusted to using contacts can take some time. They normally require more regular visits to your eye doctor.
Let’s talk about Glasses now
Eyeglasses are divided into two categories. Single vision glasses correct distance problems, while multifocal glasses address both distance and near-vision problems, such as reading.
Multifocal lenses come in a variety of shapes and sizes:
- There are three distinct zones in trifocals. The top half is for distance vision, the lower half is for reading, and there’s a third section in the middle for middle vision.
- Bifocals have distance correction on the upper half of the lenses and reading correction on the lower half of the lenses.
- Bifocals and trifocals without a separating line are known as progressive lenses. They have a smooth transition from one vision area to the next.
Other glasses are available to satisfy specific requirements:
Glass used to be the material of choice for glasses. The majority of them are now composed of plastic. Plastic lenses are less heavy and can be coated to protect your eyes. Plastic, on the other hand, is more likely to scratch than glass.
If you or a child participates in sports, polycarbonate or Trivex lenses are ideal. These can also assist protect your “good” eye if you have a condition where you see better out of one eye. On impact, these safety lenses are less prone to shatter.
High-index lenses provide further vision correction. Standard lenses are thicker and heavier than these plastic lenses.
Pros and Cons of Glasses
Putting on eyeglasses is simple. You simply put them on and walk away. You don’t need any special cleaning products, and they don’t require much maintenance.
You can pick from a wide range of frames to match your personal taste. You won’t need to change your glasses as often if your vision remains constant.
You also don’t have to close your eyes. You may effortlessly take off and put on your glasses whenever you desire.
If you have a strong prescription or astigmatism, they can distort your vision, especially near the lens’ edge. The weight of the glasses on your nose or the pressure on your ears may bother you. Some people dislike how they seem when wearing glasses. Many people find progressive lenses difficult to adjust to.
The lenses sometimes fog up and get splattered in the rain, which is the most frustrating thing. For sports or other activities, they might not be the ideal option.
Which one do you like to use at the moment? Share your thoughts on what you’ve chosen to use: Contact lenses or glasses?