These days, people who suffer from visual acuity deficits have lots of options for achieving clearer eyesight. These options fall under three broad categories: surgery (we won’t talk about this here because the surgical option is only taken advantage of by a relatively small percentage of people who need vision correction), eyeglasses and contact lenses — each with a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. If you’re experiencing blurred vision but aren’t sure if you want to go with more conventional eyeglasses, or if you’d rather give contacts a try, our Niagara Falls opticians here at Eyewear Studio would like to provide with a rundown of some of the differences between them.
Eyeglasses, as you know, are a tried-and-true means to attain better visual acuity. People have been wearing them for centuries, and they can handle pretty much anything: nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia and astigmatism. Advances in materials science also mean that glasses are more durable, more comfortable and less distorting than ever before. There are two major drawbacks to eyeglasses, however. The first is that some people don’t like their aesthetic. The second is that they can be a little bit uncomfortable sometimes, especially if your frames get bent or otherwise damaged. In the early days of the technology, contact lenses were of limited usefulness. People with allergies or astigmatism, people in need of bifocals or people’s who simply couldn’t get used to having the hard lenses in their eyes were ineligible for contacts. Today, though, the contacts our Niagara Falls opticians prescribe here at Eyewear Studio are a lot more versatile, meaning that lots more people can use them. Still, contacts are not without their downsides — namely, more involved cleaning and removal routines than those of glasses.
Chances are that you still have a lot of question about the differences between eyeglasses and contacts. The trouble is that there’s really only so much you can learn online. The best thing to do is to come in a talk with one of our Niagara Falls opticians in person. When you come into Eyewear Studio, we won’t merely give you advice either. We’ll also give you a comprehensive eye exam to make sure that your “windows to the world” are healthy and to make sure that your prescriptions are up to date. Call us or use our website to set up a consultation today!