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Contacts Lens vs Traditional Glasses

Contacts Lens Vs Traditional Glasses With Our Spartanburg, SC Optometrist

If you wear corrective lenses, you’ve probably considered whether you should choose contact lenses or traditional glasses. The choice you make is generally based on personal preference. Things to consider include lifestyle, comfort, convenience, budget and personal appearance. Our optometry team at Eyes On Henry in Spartanburg, SC can help you find more information on your options.

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Advantages of Contact Lenses

There are several things to consider when shopping for contact lenses. Contact lenses fit securely in the eyes and won’t move around when you are active, which makes this option ideal for those who work out or spend time outdoors. Contact lenses sit securely on the curvature of the eye, so they provide a wider field of vision and excellent focus when compared to traditional lenses. They also won’t steam up in hot conditions and won’t deliver reflections or distortions that can occur with spectacles. Contacts also come in several different color choices, so you can change your appearance as well as your vision. In addition, they can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including sensitive eyes.

Benefits of Traditional Glasses

Glasses require little cleaning and maintenance, which make them easier to take care of. They eliminate the need to touch the eyes during installation, and they are easy to take off and put on within seconds. Glasses work well for those with dry or sensitive eyes, and they come in an array of fashionable frames and colored lenses to match your personal style. Because glasses cover the eyes, they provide protection from wind, dust and other debris. You can also get prescription sunglasses which offer protection from the sun.

What Ages Benefit From Contacts?

Children of all ages benefit from wearing contact lenses, but it’s a good idea to wait until the child is old enough to care for the lenses on their own. Contacts work well for children eight years or older, but it depends on the maturity level and responsibility of the child.

Contact Eyes On Henry In Spartanburg Today

If you live in the Spartanburg, SC area and are deciding between contact lenses and eyeglasses, Eyes on Henry can help show you your options for both types of corrective lenses. Contact us at (864) 585-0208 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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