If you are dealing with deteriorating vision, or you have a child who you suspect will need vision correction soon, it can be hard to choose between glasses and contact lenses. We at Middletown Eye Care in Middletown, DE, and New Castle, DE, know much about the differences between contact lenses and glasses. As you make your decision, here are some things to consider.
This is often the most important question we ask young people who say they want contact lenses. While eyeglasses are simple to care for, contact lenses require regular cleaning and proper storage. Children who want to wear contact lenses must be able to show that they can wash their hands, gently clean a lens, and take out and remove the lenses.
Glasses are just not the best choice for people who love to swim. People who love intense outdoor activities such as hiking or running also complain about glasses being too hot or slipping down their nose. There are even patients who prefer contact lenses because they love to ride roller coasters without worrying about their glasses falling off.
Even people who wear their contact lenses full time will probably need to keep at least one pair of glasses around. That means that contact lens wearers often face higher upfront costs, especially if they choose to get both glasses and contact lenses at the same time. To keep costs down, it is often recommended that people start by wearing glasses, then add contact lenses several months down the road. It is also possible to pick contact lenses that last for several months at a time.
If you live in the 302-378-8818 Middletown, DE, or 302-276-0170 New Castle, DE, area and are thinking about getting contact lenses or eyeglasses, call our office today for Middletown Eye Care. We can help you get the right prescription and talk you through the decision-making process.
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