How to Choose: The Debate Between Contact Lenses & Glasses

How many fingers do you see? One? Five? Seven? If you answered seven then you may need correctional lenses. Don’t worry. Millions of people use some form of corrective lens. The real question you have to ask yourself is should I get glasses or contacts.


If you are on the cusp of getting corrective lenses, there are many wonderful options to choose from. The decision between glasses or contacts is not always an easy one. There are many factors you need to take into consideration when making this choice.


How active are you?
Are you always on the go? One of the advantages of contact lenses is their proximity to you. Once a contact lens is on, it has a tendency to stay in place. It is possible to lose a lens, but unlike glasses, it is less likely to simply misplace them.


Are you the athletic type? Do you spend hours at the gym, playing sports, or just running? With contact lenses, you won’t need to change into something else when you change into your gym outfit. Some glasses are comfortable to exercise in, but more intensive sports can require additional eyewear.


If you are constantly on the go, maybe contact lenses are for you.


Do you accessorize?
Are you looking for that perfect accessory to complete that perfect outfit? A trendy pair of glasses can completely change the look and feel of any ensemble. Whether it’s a night on the town with friends, a romantic dinner with that special someone, or just an evening curled up with a good book, glasses can fit any occasion.


With new lens technology, even a day at the beach can be a picnic. There are a variety of lensesthat can adjust to the various lighting conditions of your surroundings.


You are unique and you should be able to customize your life how you want it. There is little customizing available to the contact lens wearer. Most contact lens customization is limited to colour. If individuality is your thing, maybe glasses are your best bet.


Are you high or low-maintenance?
Whether you go with contacts or glasses, there is going to be some maintenance. Glasses can be more costly in the beginning but have a longer lifetime. While there are varying types of contact lenses, most have a short lifespan, but all require more maintenance than glasses.


Types of Contact Lenses

We offer different types of contact lenses to suit your lifestyle. We have daily, bi-weekly, and monthly disposable lenses, and even lenses that you can sleep in. There are also toric lenses for those with astigmatism, multifocal and monovision lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses for those with challenging prescriptions, and orthokeratology lenses for overnight vision correction.


Our leading contact lens brands include Biotrue daily lenses, Acuvue Oasys, and Harmony lenses.


We know this is not always an easy decision to make, so feel free to contact our caring professionals at Crowfoot Vision Centre to help you make the right choice!

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