Deciding between Glasses and Contacts

Deciding between
Glasses and Contacts?

Not sure whether to choose contacts or glasses? One is not necessarily better than the other, and the actual decision is very personal. However, there are some factors like budget, lifestyle, comfort, and personal aesthetic to consider that can help you make a more informed decision.

Calculating budget

Budget

Contacts will need to be re-ordered, which means the money you spend starts to add up. However, if you buy in bulk for a month to three months, you can still save a lot of money. Check out WebEyeCare’s selection of discount contact lenses. WebEyeCare makes it easy to reorder by signing into your account and displaying your previous orders. This can save you both time and money!

In the long run, glasses will cost you less if you treat them properly. They require very little maintenance and cleaning, whereas contacts will constantly need to be cared for and reordered. Since your glasses will be with you for a long time, you can splurge on the pair that’s right for you and still save money. Check out WebEyeCare’s selection of glasses and frames here . If you are interested in finding some low budget glasses, check WebEyeCare’s selection of discount glasses starting at $39. Most glasses will come with a free case and cleaning cloth!

Lifestyle

Contacts are a good choice for athletes who do not want their frames to get bent or broken during a game or anyone that works in a profession that requires safety goggles or glasses that may not accommodate wearing glasses underneath. Contacts are also great if you do not like the way glasses would potentially alter your look or if frequent prescription changes make you hesitant to order glasses that will have to be replaced.

Glasses are great if you do not have the time or patience to learn how to put in contacts. However, once you get used to putting them in, contacts are also relatively quick. We recommend glasses for professionals and office workers who find themselves constantly in front of a computer screen because contacts can exacerbate Computer Vision Syndrome.

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A woman preparing her eye to set up the contact lens

Comfort

If put in correctly, the weight of a contact in your eye will become unnoticeable. They fit directly to your eye, providing you with unobstructed peripheral vision. These are great for athletes or those doing intense physical labor because you do not have to worry about your glasses falling off or breaking. If you want to ensure maximum comfort and decrease your risk of eye irritation, make sure you take proper care of your contacts.

If the thought of putting something in your eye makes you squirm, glasses are the way to go. Glasses are quick to put on, and if fitted correctly, they can be a very comfortable option. However, if your glasses are too tight or heavy, the pressure around the bridge of the nose and back of the ears can lead to headaches.

Personal Aesthetic

Contacts are great if you do not want to have to worry about finding the right pair of glasses to fit your face. Most people will not be able to tell you are even wearing them! They will never clash with your wardrobe or draw attention away from your features. If you do want to experiment, you can try out color contacts to see what you would look like with a different eye color.

On the other hand, gone are the days when only nerds wore glasses. Today, glasses can act as an extension of your personality, elevating your look to the next level. Are you bold and outgoing like our collection of Versace Frames? Or do you prefer a more clean and simple look? If you are considering glasses and not sure what pair is right for you, WebEyeCare offers a try-on tool using models or a picture you upload to allow you to make the most informed fashion choices.

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Glasses and Contacts Pros and Cons

Glasses on a white desk

Pros

  • Shield and Protect Eyes
  • Cost less in the long run
  • Choose a pair that compliments your style
  • Very little cleaning and maintenance
  • Will not cause eye irritation

Cons

  • Not great for sports or active lifestyles
  • Risk of breaking and losing them
  • Pressure on the bridge of nose can lead to headaches
  • Limited peripheral vision
  • Can clash with your style
A box for keeping contact lenses

Pros

  • Unobstructed peripheral vision
  • Great for sports and physical activities
  • Fewer image distortions
  • Won’t clash with outfits
  • Colored contacts can help you try out a new look

Cons

Consider Both

If you cannot decide what is right for you, you may want to consider getting both. If you mix when you wear your contacts and glasses, it will reduce your likelihood of dry eye syndrome and irritation.

If you do decide to go with contacts, we recommend having a spare pair of glasses just in case your eyes become infected or irritated.

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