This is my personal experience with both contacts and glasses – I’ll start with the pros and cons of each as I see them.
- easy to put on
- easy to clean
- easier upkeep
- result nose dents over the years
- may need to switch between sets of glasses
- may need sunglasses over the regular glasses
- vision is often better and clearer
- freedom from the weight of the glasses frame
- nice to have fresh air hitting one’s whole face
- you don’t fog ski goggles
- can be expensive
- can be time consuming to get them in
- they can rip easily
- they can pop out and get lost
- need to have lots of paraphernalia for their care [lens boxes, cleaners, etc.]
- you still need a pair of glasses – for those just in case times
I started wearing reading glasses when I was about 20 and had my driver’s license stamped “corrective lenses required” when I was about 45. As I am now 70 – that’s 50 years of wearing glasses and 25 years of needing them on all day every day.
As I am far sighted and astigmatic, contacts were not an option until they made them for eyes like mine! At every appointment with an eye doctor, I asked if there were contacts that I could wear and wow was I happy to one day hear “Yes!
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