The Advantages Of Contact Lenses


Contact lenses are an easy and invisible alternative to eyeglasses that allow you to see clearly while appearing to wear nothing at all. When you are examining options to correct your poor vision, understanding the advantages of contact lenses over glasses allows you to make an educated decision.

The Advantages of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses offer a number of key benefits over regular eyeglasses:

  • Better Peripheral Vision: Glasses have a gap on the peripherals where the lenses are not in your field of vision, meaning that you cannot see as well out of the corner of your eye. With contact lenses, your entire field of vision will be in focus.
  • Comfort: Contact lenses do not need to be constantly adjusted as glasses do, and will not fall off of your face. This makes them ideal for physical activity or sports, as you do not have to worry about your glasses falling and becoming damaged.
  • Invisible: When you are wearing contact lenses, no one will be able to tell. You will appear to have naturally perfect vision, and do not have to worry about how you look wearing your glasses.
  • No Cleaning: Glasses will become fogged up in hot temperatures, and will require cleaning over time as grime, snow, oils, and other materials accumulate on the lenses. Contact lenses will never need to be cleaned during the day, and will not leave smudges in your field of vision, which can distract you. Furthermore, contact lenses also act as a protective barrier to your eye, preventing dirt and other debris from reaching your eye and taking the blow instead.
  • Convenience: When you put contact lenses on in the morning, they will stay in for the rest of the day without any further effort from you. Glasses need to be taken on and off depending on the situation that you're in, which can be annoying over the course of a day.
  • Affordability: Contact lenses tend to be just as affordable as glasses are, which means that if you can afford glasses you can afford to purchase contact lenses.

Consulting with Your Optometrist

Before you decide on contact lenses, be sure to check with your optometrist to determine if they are right for you. An ocular health concern, preexisting condition, or the potential for your prescription to change in the near future are all reasons why contact lenses may not be right for you at the moment.


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Hype up Your Hearing

I knew that my hearing wasn’t as good as it had once been, but I was still upset when my doctor told me that I had a significant hearing loss in both ears, and that I was going to need hearing aids if I wanted to participate more fully in my day to day life. But then I started researching hearing aids. I was thrilled to find out that there were small, barely visible aids that could help me hear without marking me as hearing impaired on first glance. Even better, the hearing aids were much more advanced than I’d thought. The ones that I chose can actually help cancel out environmental noise, like the clatter of a loud restaurant, so that I can focus on conversation with the waitress or the person across the table. My hearing aids have really improved my life.