Prescription glasses and contact lenses are the two most common options for correcting vision. Each has its pros and cons. Here are four reasons you might prefer prescription glasses to contact lenses.
1. Glasses are more affordable
In the long-run, glasses are easier on your wallet. If you take good care of your glasses and your prescription doesn’t change, you won’t have to replace them. Even if your prescription changes, you may only need to changes the lenses and continue using the frames. With glasses, you don’t have to worry about running out of frequently buying contact lens solution and new contact lenses.
2. Glasses reduce the risk of irritation and infection
When you wear contact lenses, you touch your eyes often than you would if you wore glasses, which puts your eyes at higher risk of becoming irritated or infected. Contacts can also restrict oxygen supply to your eyes and cause discomfort, temporary blurred vision and, in some cases, an infection. Moreover, contacts are prone to contamination while you shower, swim, or handle them with dirty hands. Wearing prescription glasses reduces or eliminates these risks.
3. Glasses are more comfortable and convenient
Contacts need more maintenance than glasses. You also need to change them frequently. Granted, contacts free you from having to wear an object on your face. But that’s where that advantage ends. Contacts are not the easiest carry. You need to bring along contact lens cases, eye drops, and lens solution. With glasses, you only need a sturdy case to store your glasses and a microfiber lens cleaning cloth.