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Contacts Lens vs Traditional Glasses

Choosing Between Contact Lenses and Traditional Eyeglasses

If you've never had to wear prescription eyewear before but have just gotten your first prescription, the choice between contact lenses and traditional eyeglasses likely didn't mean much to you previously. Now that you have to choose, however, it's time to take a closer look at ways to help you see more clearly. Eye Site in Katy & Houston TX carries both forms of eyewear.

Does It Really Matter Which One You Choose?

Sightwise, it doesn't matter that much which one you choose. Both will be made to conform to your prescription. The main differences are in how they're worn (obviously), how they're put on or in, and what their care is like. There are also important considerations if you have specific eye problems.

Contacts, of course, go directly on your eyeball, so you need to overcome your blink reflex to successfully wear them. If you do not like the idea of a finger headed directly to your eye and something sitting right on the surface of your eyeball, traditional glasses are going to be a much better choice.

Glasses sit in front of your eyes; they can fall off if you're not careful. If you prefer eyewear that's less likely to slip down and that doesn't require you to have a separate object resting on your nose, then contacts would be better for you.

Contacts also have different requirements for care depending on the type of lens. Glasses generally need to be wiped with a lint-free cloth and stored in a case when you're not using them. Contacts also require a separate fitting appointment; the optometrist will determine the type of lenses you need. A "fitting" for glasses is much less intense and revolves mainly around adjusting the frames so they look their best.

Find out More About Contacts vs. Glasses At Eye Site!

At Eye Site in Katy & Houston TX, we can help you decide which type of prescription eyewear is better for your lifestyle. Call us at (281) 644-2010 (Katy) or (713) 984-9144 (Memorial/Houston) for an appointment.

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