If you wear eyeglasses, at some point in time you have probably stopped to ask yourself, “Should I try contact lenses?” Here at Berks Eye, patients often request a professional opinion on contact lenses. We are happy to have this discussion with them and inform them of their options for vision correction.
In this blog, we discuss some of the most important factors to take into account if you are considering contact lenses.
Do You Enjoy Wearing Glasses?
The top reason people switch to contact lenses is that, for aesthetic reasons, they are no longer interested in wearing glasses. You may consider glasses a great fashion accessory, or they may make you feel self-conscious. If you believe your face looks more attractive without a pair of frames, then contact lenses are the best way to achieve this without sacrificing your vision.
How Often Do You Wear Your Glasses?
The people who find contact lenses most beneficial tend to be those who wear glasses all or most of the day. If you need glasses to see better at most distances and cannot do normal activities like drive or read without them, you are a good candidate for contacts.
However, if you only wear your glasses in certain situations, you may not find contacts to be worthwhile. Since it is not practical to remove your contacts at various points throughout the day, you must decide if you mind wearing contact lenses all day long.
Can You Handle the Extra Responsibility?
Most people who wear contact lenses do not consider them to be a chore, but they do require a little more maintenance than glasses. To keep your eyes safe and healthy, reusable contact lenses must be removed before you go to sleep and cleaned regularly. If that does not seem like a significant inconvenience, you will probably enjoy your contact lenses. However, if you worry that you may not have the time or energy to add these steps to your daily routine, sticking with glasses may be better.
You can also choose contact lenses that limit the amount of care necessary. For example, single-use contact lenses can be disposed at the end of the day rather than cleaned. Extended wear contact lenses can even be worn for days at a time so that you do not need to remove them as often.
Speak to the Experts
The team at Berks Eye is highly knowledgeable about eyewear. We are committed to finding eyewear that not only corrects your vision but also suits your lifestyle and preferences. If you would like to weigh your options with Pennsylvania’s top eye doctors, please call (610) 372-0712 for an appointment.