Eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct different refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and other vision-related problems. Many people, however, find it difficult to choose between these two types of eyewear. To determine whether a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses can suit your needs, consider your lifestyle, convenience, comfort and style.
Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry discusses the advantages and drawbacks of eyeglasses and contact lenses in today’s blog post.
Eyeglasses are the traditional eyewear that can correct different vision problems. They require little maintenance and cleaning, unlike contact lenses. There’s also a small risk of eye infections when using eyeglasses because you don’t have to touch your eyes to wear them. In the long run, this type of eyewear is more economical since it does not require replacement as often as contact lenses. Additionally, eyeglasses have a unique feature, which allows them to adjust the amount of light entering your eye for maximum comfort and vision.
People who participate in sports, however, may find eyeglasses restrictive. This type of eyewear may also hide the facial features of the wearer and detract from aesthetics. To get the right eyeglasses to suit your needs, get in touch with your local optometrist for a consultation.
Apart from eyeglasses, people with vision-related problems can also use contact lenses. This eyewear enhances vision using highly permeable lenses that can be used for an extended period depending on the doctor’s prescription. One of the many advantages of using contact lenses is it eliminates the obstruction in the peripheral vision when using eyeglasses. Plus, they come in a variety of colors and styles.
Unlike eyeglasses, contact lenses are high maintenance and require cleaning. Some people also find them uncomfortable and difficult to apply.
Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry offers high-quality eyeglasses and contact lenses to improve your vision. We also provide a comprehensive eye exam to detect different eye diseases. Call us today at (703) 413-1400, or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. We serve residents of Arlington, VA, and other nearby locations.