Are you trying to make the decision between wearing contact lenses or eyeglasses in order to correct your vision? Patients often seek the advice of our South Bronx opticians at Eye Express when it comes to this debate, and the truth is that there are pros and cons on both sides that need to be considered before making a choice. On the plus side of prescription contact lenses, they do not obstruct your peripheral vision in the way that the frames of prescription eyeglasses can. They also do not cover up your face if you prefer a more natural appearance. On the other hand, wearing contact lenses can sometimes be uncomfortable, leading to dry, itchy eyes. Mishandling contact lenses can also greatly increase your risk of eye infections like Keratoconus.
Contact lenses might also be considered to be less cost effective than eyeglasses because they need to be replaced more often. Eyeglasses, on one hand, can be seen as a fashion accessory. You can use them as a way to spice up your look and improve your vision at the same time. When it comes to costs, eyeglasses may be though of as more cost efficient, but it is also important to consider that if you break or damage your eyeglasses, they are much more expensive to replace than simply putting in a new pair of contact lenses. As you can see, there are advantages and disadvantages on both sides of the contact lens versus eyeglasses debate. If you are still struggling to decide, you may want to consider a combination of both. Our South Bronx opticians can also discuss it with you personally and help you decide which would be more beneficial for your lifestyle and your vision needs.
Looking to learn more about contact lenses, eyeglasses, or any of the related services provided by our South Bronx opticians? If so, please visit the Eye Express website in order to find some more detailed information. If you have a question or comment that you feel we can help you with, do not hesitate in contacting us either by calling us, sending us a message online, or stopping in during our regular hours of operation.