Eyeglasses and contact lenses are the standard options when it comes to correcting refractive errors and improving your eyesight. Both offer numerous benefits, so deciding which one would work best for you can be challenging. Read on as Vienne Eyecare Center explains the features and benefits of both options.
Contact lenses provide unmatched visual clarity, comfort, and convenience. They are directly placed on your cornea, which gives you unrestricted visual access. Contacts are barely visible, so you can enjoy a feeling of “normalcy” while going about your daily routine. Athletes and people with active lifestyles tend to prefer the convenience of contacts over other corrective eyewear options like eyeglasses.
Contact lenses have great aesthetic benefits too. They come in different colors, so you can play around with different eye colors. If you’re thinking of wearing colored contacts for Halloween, make sure to consult your eye care specialist first. We may perform an eye exam first to make sure contacts are safe for you to wear.
Eyeglasses are one of the safest, most reliable vision correction option. The lenses are engineered to address your specific visual acuity needs. Eyeglasses can also protect your eyes from airborne debris, impurities, and drying winds, reducing your risk of developing eye irritations and infections. We can also apply special coatings on your lenses to protect your eyes from damaging UV or blue light rays.
Eyeglasses are relatively easier to use, clean, and maintain than contacts—though caring for contacts is also quite straightforward. Eyeglasses are also cost-efficient. If your visual acuity changes, you may re-use your old frames and we’ll just upgrade your lenses. Finally, many people enjoy wearing glasses because they can serve as a fun fashion accessory that reflects your personal style.
If you need help deciding between eyeglasses and contact lenses, call us at (703) 688-7003. You may also complete our form to request an appointment. We serve Fairfax, Reston, and Tysons Corner, VA.