Contacts vs. Glasses

Are glasses or contacts better for your eyes? The answer varies from person to person depending on your vision, lifestyle, needs and preferences. In most cases, prescriptions are available for both glasses and contact lenses. But with both options being inherently different, how do you decipher which one is right for you? If you’re struggling to make a decision, this is just the place for you!

Advantages of Opting for Glasses

Ease of Use

When it comes to ease of use, glasses are the best. You can simply put them on or take them off without any hassle. Unlike contacts, you don’t need to touch your eyes everytime you put on your glasses.

Glasses Keep you Safe

Glasses protect your eyes from environmental factors such as wind, dust and debris or if you work in a chemical lab or a wood shop. They can also shield your eyes from UV rays and blue light.

More Styling Options

Changing the style of your glasses will help you refresh your look. You can always have additional pairs of glasses to coordinate with your outfit and make your style statement.

Suitable for Dry and Sensitive Eyes

Wearing glasses reduces the constant need to touch your eyes which makes it perfect for people with dry or sensitive eyes.

Advantages of Opting for Contacts

Contacts Feel More Natural

Since contact lenses are applied directly to your eyes, they don’t obstruct your vision at all. They prevent light reflections and help farsighted people focus better.

Better for Different Weather Conditions

Glasses tend to fog up in cold weather or get wet during rain but with contact lenses you don’t have to face such problems.

Appearance Stays Neutral

Contact lenses do not change the way you look. You don’t feel the need to match them with your outfit either.

Aesthetic Value and Color Options

If you ever wished your eyes were a different color, then you can have your wish fulfilled with colored contact lenses. You can always get lenses in different colors to go with your Halloween or other fancy costumes!

If you have any questions about how contacts or traditional glasses can improve your day-to-day life, let us know! Our experienced team at Maine Optometry would love to help you discover how each can improve your unique situation. Contact us with your questions or schedule an appointment by calling 207-729-8474 today!