Are contacts better than glasses?

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Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:20 pm

If you have dry or sensitive eyes, glasses won't exacerbate the problem like contact lenses can. Eyeglasses generally are cheaper than contact lenses over the long term.
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Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:44 pm

If you chose to wear eyeglasses or vision correction contact lenses depends entirely on personal preferences. Lifestyle, comfort, convenience, budget and aesthetics will all play a part in your decision-making.
When choosing between contacts and glasses, bear in mind that one is not automatically better than the other; in terms of vision, ease of use and eye safety, each has its pros and cons.
Beyond contact lenses, eyeglasses provide other advantages. They need very little cleaning and maintenance, you don't have to brush your eyes to wear them (decreasing the risk of eye infections), and in the long run, glasses are cheaper than contact lenses because they don't need to be replaced as much as possible.
Eyeglasses can also do something that contact lenses can't do — they can change the amount of light that reaches the eye for optimum comfort and vision. Although some contact lenses that prevent some UV light from entering the eye, photochromic eyeglass lenses prevent 100 percent UV and not only shield the inside of the eye from UV, but also the outside of the eye and eyelids.
Having said that, contact lenses have many advantages over glasses. Contacts are sitting directly on your eye so vision, particularly peripheral vision, is unimpeded. You will engage in sports and outdoor activities without having to worry the eyeglasses will get in the way, slip off or split. Color contact lenses can also alter the color of your eyes.
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