Contact Lenses vs Traditional Glasses

At Eye Care Center- Ballantyne, we take care of your eyes. We correct eye defects and also prevent them. Our eye center serves Ballantyne and Charlotte, NC. It is part of our services to provide contact lenses and traditional glasses. But many of our patients often ask our eye doctors which is better and more effective between traditional glasses and contact lenses.

Our simple answer to the question has always remained “both of them.” Yes, both of them are better and more effective because they both have their pros. Our specialists will assess your situation and suggest the one that should be more suitable for you. Nonetheless, we will still explain the benefits of both options.


Pros and Cons Traditional glasses

The main advantage of glasses is that they protect the eye from environmental irritants and can reduce the amount of light that enters the eyes. Frames come in different shapes, colors, and sizes, which provides a wide variety of options for you to choose from. Traditional glasses do not need special cleaning solutions and require little or no maintenance.

Some cons of traditional glasses are they can distort your vision slightly at the edge of the lens. Glasses with thick lenses have a little weight, and you’re likely to feel the weight on your nose. 

The weather can cause distorted vision by rain, snow or fog. Wearing glasses with thick lenses can cause dark rings to form around your eyes and finally, some of the glasses are not suitable for sports.

Contact lenses

The most important benefit of using contact lenses is that they don’t affect your appearance like glasses. Contact lenses generally provide a wider field of vision, without the blind spots glasses create. Even if you get wet in the rain, contact lenses won’t fog up or get rain spatter on them. Secondly, they are great for sports as they don’t move.

Conditions like myopia and keratoconus cannot be corrected with traditional glasses. Therefore, they have to opt for contact lenses. The lens can reshape the eyes for better vision. One major drawback is that they require a lot of care and maintenance. It is essential you wash your hands before handling them or risk serious infections. They also tend to be more expensive. 

Better Vision with Eye Care Center

If you are in the market for glasses or contacts, let us help you find the options that are best for you. If you are in Charlotte, NC visit Eye Care Center-Ballantyne. Our optometry team is ready to help you, call (704) 541-5500 and schedule an appointment today! 

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