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Contact Lenses vs. Traditional Glasses

When it comes to vision correction, a question that many people have involves whether to choose eyeglasses or contact lenses. To make the right decision, it is important to explore the advantages and disadvantages of both options. Our eye doctors at Eye Site Texas in Katy & Houston are here to help you every step of the way.

The Benefits of Eyeglasses

Anyone can wear eyeglasses, even those with chronic eye conditions such as dry eyes. Since you do not have to touch your eyes, there is a reduced chance of getting an eye infection as well. If you suffer from poor night vision, eyeglasses can be a great choice. With traditional lenses, you can add an anti-glare coating to improve your vision, and it can even help with computer eye strain. Many of our patients consider eyeglasses as an important fashion accessory. Accordingly, you can choose frames that complement your look. We can help you find frames that flatter your facial features.

The Benefits of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses provide greater flexibility for those with an active lifestyle. For example, you will not have to worry about losing your glasses or having them break while playing sports. Wearing protective eyewear will be easier as well. A common complaint about glasses is that they fog up, especially during colder weather. That is something you will not have to worry about with contact lenses. Many people are self-conscious about wearing eyeglasses or do not like the way they look in them. For these individuals, wearing contact lenses could be a perfect choice.

Choosing Between Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses

Traditional glasses and contacts alike provide exceptional vision correction at an affordable price. How can you decide which option is best? We have many patients who are satisfied with each, and some even choose both. Schedule an eye exam with one of our optometrists and we will help you find the perfect method of vision correction at an affordable price.

Contact Our Eye Doctors in Katy and Houston, TX

At Eye Site Texas, our optometrists specialize in providing quality glasses and contact lenses to correct your vision. If you would like some help choosing the best option or if you are considering making a switch from glasses to contacts, we are here to help. Call our Katy office today at (281) 644-2010 or our Houston office at (713) 984-9144.

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