The eyeglasses vs. contacts has been a debate that has been waged since the inception of contacts. Granted, when contacts first came out many wearers complained that it was like having two pennies in your eyes. But of course improvements were made and today people wouldn’t trade their contacts for anything. And even with the growing popularity of Lasik surgery, there are those people that just aren’t that confident about having a laser beam burning into their eyes and they gladly stay with their contacts. And there are those who frankly love their eyeglasses as well. Whether its just a comfort thing, or they like the way they look, they are content with their several pairs of eyeglasses.
The pros of contact lenses are numerous. Contacts do not obstruct your view, there is no reflection or glare and contacts do not fog or blur your vision. And perhaps the most important feature of contact lenses is that they will not alter your appearance. Although in regards to appearance, the contact wearer does have the option of purchasing colored contact lenses that can change the color of your eyes, albeit with an odd hue. There are also contact lenses that can change the shape of your eyes. The only really negative feature of contact lenses is that over the long run, they are considerably more expensive than traditional eyeglasses. Contacts come in daily disposable, two week replacement and monthly replacement. The longer lasting contacts must be cleaned and stored every evening.
Eyeglasses are not without their pros as well. Many wearers of glasses love the way they look in their beloved goggles. And with everybody wearing sunglasses, the typical eyeglass wearer fits right in. The eyeglass wearer only has to pay one time for their eye care needs.
Even those that wear contact lenses it is recommended that they continue to wear eyeglasses as well. Doctors warn that it is not healthy to wear contacts all the time. The cornea needs time to breathe. The lens obstructs the flow of oxygen.