Whether you choose to wear contact lenses for vision correction or as a fashion statement, there are certain advantages and disadvantages of using Contacts. Here's a breakdown of the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision.

Contact Advantages

  • Contacts conform to the curvature of your eye, providing a wider field of view and causing less vision distortions and obstructions than eyeglasses.
  • Contact lenses don't get in the way when playing sports and exercising.
  • Contact lenses won't clash with what you're wearing.
  • Contacts typically aren't affected by weather conditions and won't fog up in cold weather like glasses.
  • If you want to see how you would look with a different eye color, you can experiment with color contact lenses. You can even purchase special-effect contacts to match your Halloween or fancy dress costume!
  • Some contact lenses can reshape your cornea while you sleep. Overnight orthokeratology (Ortho-k) temporarily corrects myopia, so you can see clearly the next day without the need for glasses or contacts.

Contact Disadvantages

  • Some people have trouble applying a contact lens to their eye (but proper technique and practice should rectify this in most cases).
  • Contacts reduce the amount of oxygen reaching your eye and can cause or increase the severity of dry eye syndrome.
  • If you work at a computer often, wearing contact lenses will likely contribute to symptoms of computer vision syndrome.
  • Contacts require proper lens care and lens case cleaning each day, to avoid potentially serious eye infections. If you can't commit to the care and recommended replacement cycle of your contacts, consider daily disposables.
  • If you accidentally fall asleep while wearing daily wear contacts, your eyes typically will be dry, gritty, red and irritated when you wake. If you find yourself frequently falling asleep with your contacts in, consider extended wear contact lenses — some extended wear contacts are approved for up to 30 days of continuous wear.

Do you live around Toledo Ohio and want to see if contact lenses are right for you? Make an appointment with Vision Associates by visiting https://visionassociates.net/contact-us/ today!

Author's Bio: 

This Article is written by Ted Mosbii on Behalf of Vision Associates of Toledo. We are a distinctive group of specialized ophthalmologists and optometrists offering services from routine exams to the medical and surgical treatment of complicated eye problems.