If you’re used to wearing glasses, moving on to contact lenses might be a bit of a daunting prospect. After all, there’s a big difference between simply slipping on your specs and taking the time to put your contacts in each morning!
However, contact lenses offer a number of distinct advantages that can really make a big difference in your life. Here’s a brief guide to how they differ to glasses.
Wearing Contact Lenses: The Facts
1) Better vision. Glasses are really helpful when you’ve got poor vision. However, they’re not without their limitations. Peripheral (side) vision is often blurred when wearing glasses, and sometimes, distortion can occur due to the distance between the eye and the lens. Contacts are fitted naturally to the shape of the eye, which means that users enjoy better vision.
2) Care and maintenance. The fact is, both glasses and contacts require a certain level of looking after. With your glasses, you’ll need to keep them clean and protect them from damage. The level of care your contact lenses require depends very much on which type you go for, but some will require an overnight soak in specialist solution.
3) Practicality. Of course, here’s where contacts offer a distinct advantage. When you’re playing sport, you don’t need to take them out for fear of breaking them, as you do with glasses. They don’t fog up in the rain. You don’t need to worry about matching them to your outfit. However, you will need to be comfortable touching your eyes, which some people have problems with.
Find Out if Contact Lenses are Suitable for You
The most effective way to find out whether or not contacts are suitable for you is to talk to your local eye specialist. They’ll be able to assess your eyes and answer any questions that you might have, before advising you on what type of eyewear is most suited to your needs. If you’d like to book an appointment with Dr Guggino, simply call 813 876 1400 today.