Glasses or Contacts: that is the Question

by | Feb 20, 2013 | Health

A good question for those of you who need help with your vision is whether to get eye glasses or contact lenses. When people are first told they need some kind of help to see better, the next thought is whether they should choose straightforward eye glasses or contact lenses. Back in the early days of contact lenses some people’s eye were determined to be unsuitable for contact lenses. If they had non-circular iris, pupil or eye ball, contacts were not always the correct solution. Since then, contact lens technology has evolved and there are now many different types and style of contact lenses, from soft lenses, to twenty-four hour lenses, to throw away lenses and many more.

Your Durham opticians office will assess whether your eyes are suitable for contacts and if they are they will recommend the right kind for you. You can test them out for a few weeks on a trial basis to see how you get along wearing them. If you find that you are uncomfortable with the contact lenses you can always switch back to eye glasses. If that is the case you can choose from the wide variety that is supplied by your eye doctor and choose frames that suit you the best.

Contacts or Not?

If you are not the kind of person who wants to wear contact lenses—and there are many people who don’t like the idea of poking something into their eyes—you can opt for eye glasses. Eye glasses can actually make you feel different. Initially, when you try pairs of eye glasses on you might find that they feel odd, sort of alien to your face. That is natural because it takes time to get used to wearing them but you will get used to them.

Glasses come in many shapes and sizes as well as colors and styles. You may find that it is a hard decision to choose a pair when you are confronted with such a huge selection, but your eye doctor can help you pick frames that look best on you and that suit the shape of your face. When you are faced with the choice, always try to choose frames that fit your features because they can enhance your face rather than hide it or do it an injustice. As fashions changes so do eye glass styles and if you have your eyes checked every year you will be able to renew your eye glasses to a more up-to-date style. In the meantime, if you experience headaches or other problems with your eyes.

You should always consult your eye doctor for a fresh exam to make sure nothing is wrong with your peripheral vision or other conditions.

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