If your vision is not optimal but your eyes are otherwise healthy, you have options. You can choose between contact lenses and eyeglasses to help you see. Both have pros and cons, and none is necessarily better than the other.
Your decision often depends on your personal choice and lifestyle. However, there are several benefits of switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses. Here are some of them.
Contact lenses offer you a wider scope of vision than conventional eyeglasses. Eyeglasses are more restrictive to your field of view and can block parts of your line of sight. Contact lenses go directly onto the surface of your eye, giving them a close fit.
Studies show that contacts can enhance your peripheral vision by about 15 percent. This is in comparison to eyeglasses. They can also move with your eyes, ensuring nothing blocks what you see.
Most eyeglasses do not provide impact resistance to protect you from eye injuries. With contact lenses, you do not have to worry about impact injuries. They are beneficial for people who are into contact sports.
Also, young, active children can enjoy contact lenses. They are useful while they are engaging in outdoor activities. Eyeglasses are cumbersome and may injure your little ones if they break while playing.
Unlike eyeglasses, contact lenses do not have reflections. These reflections on the surface of the eyeglasses can be distracting, causing a brief loss of focus. This can compromise the ability of an athlete to perform optimally. Reflections can cause distraction and distortion, which can be dangerous for drivers.
Switching to contact lenses eliminates all these issues and gives you better depth perception. Since contact lenses lie on the surface of your eye, there are no reflections or distortions to deal with.
Some contact lenses help with vision correction differently and more conveniently. Orthokeratology or ortho-k reshapes your cornea while you sleep. These overnight contact lenses are beneficial for those suffering from myopia. It works by reshaping your cornea as you sleep. You can enjoy clear vision the next day without needing contacts or eyeglasses.
Contact lenses offer more convenience than eyeglasses in many aspects. Unlike eyeglasses, contacts are not affected by weather conditions like rain or cold. They do not fog up in cold weather, which can be inconvenient. Furthermore, athletes do not have to worry about them getting in the way as eyeglasses do.
Switching from eyeglasses to contact lenses has other benefits.
Unlike prescription glasses, you can experiment with different color prescription contacts
They have greater stability and will not easily dislodge like eyeglasses
Contact lenses are easily replaceable. On the other hand, damaged or lost eyeglasses are costly to replace
They offer additional protection against UV rays when used with sunglasses
Unlike eyeglasses, contact lenses are less susceptible to dirt and smearing
For more on switching to contact lenses, visit Trinity Vision Center at our office in Walla Walla, Washington. You can call (509) 260-3500 today to schedule an appointment.