Contact Lenses vs Traditional Glasses

Factors to Consider When Deciding Between Contacts and Glasses

If you notice that your vision is starting to get blurry, it is a sign that you need some form of vision correction. The two most common forms of vision correction are eyeglasses and contact lenses. While both can improve your vision dramatically, they also have pros and cons. There are several factors in particular you should take into consideration when you get a prescription for either glasses or contacts from our optometrists at Warm Springs Optometric Group in Fremont.


Daily Maintenance Needs

One factor to consider when you are shopping for either glasses or contacts is the daily maintenance needs. With a pair of glasses, you will not need to do much other than clean the frames and lens from time to time. However, with contacts, there is a lot more work to be done to ensure they are properly disinfected and cleaned. Not disinfecting the contacts could lead to an eye infection. For these reasons, it is important to factor in the additional time and cost in caring for these two options before making a decision. 

Regular Activity

Another factor to consider when choosing a corrective eyewear is the type of activity that you will participate in, such as sports. While both glasses and contacts can drastically improve your vision, those who run around often or perform sports may want to consider contact lenses. With these, you do not have to worry about the glasses falling off while running or breaking them if you are hit by an object or person.

If you opt for glasses, you can get sports glasses to protect your eyes from UV rays and eye injuries, which contacts cannot offer the same benefits.

Peripheral Vision

While vision can enhance with eyeglasses, some people may find that the frame can ruin their peripheral vision, which can be distracting. If you find that this is a challenge for you, getting contacts could be a better option. With contacts, you will not have to worry about having a part of your vision blocked by the frames. 

Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Next Optometry Exam and Vision Screening

Whether you believe that contacts or glasses are right for you and your situation, it is important to see an optometrist as soon as you can. For those that are in the Fremont area and would like to schedule an appointment, contacting Warm Springs Optometric Group is a great option. At our optometry practice, you can receive a comprehensive eye exam that will test your vision and confirm your eye health. You can then get fitted into the right pair of lenses for your situation. The number to reach us is (510) 490-0287.

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