Contact Lens Reviews
Glasses vs. Contact Lenses
Some people who have worn eyeglasses for years have already made the switch to contact lenses. Others remain hesitant because they’re not sure what life will be like wearing contacts after years of wearing spectacles. Here are a few simple comparisons you can make to determine if contact lenses are right for you. If you’re still undecided, talk to your eye care professional or FIND A DOCTOR at yourlens.com.
Contact lenses and eyeglasses both correct vision and both are lifestyle decisions
Both contact lenses and eyeglasses require careful handling and cleaning
Some people think they look better wearing eyeglasses and some don’t, which at the very least makes the decision of ‘eyeglasses or contact lenses’ one of fashion and self-esteem, despite the added value of convenience that contact lenses offer wearers. Then again, some people find that changing eye color through wearing contacts is just what they need to feel good about their vision correction needs. Keep in mind that contact lenses, unlike eyeglasses, match everything you wear!
Eyeglass wearers know that spectacles should be wiped daily with an appropriate cloth and cleaner to ensure good vision. Most contact lenses should be cleaned daily with solutions, however; you should consult your care instructions.
Contact lenses and eyeglasses are both successful at correcting astigmatism
More and more people are finding out that they have an irregular cornea shape that distorts their natural vision, better known as astigmatism. Contact lenses can correct astigmatism just as well as eyeglasses. Today there are many options for a person with astigmatism, eyeglasses, soft disposable contact lenses and gas permeable contact lenses are all effective methods of correction.
Contact lenses are just as affordable as eyeglasses
Due to advances in technology and materials, contact lenses aren’t as expensive as they used to be. Eyeglass frames are available in many price ranges. Both now cost about the same amount on an annual basis.
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UV Contact Lenses
Many contact lenses today incorporate a UV blocker component that cuts back on the amount of Ultra Violet rays that penetrate the eye’s natural optic lens. Although some contacts contain what’s called ‘visibility tint’ to make them easier to see in solution, this tint is not to be confused with contact lenses specifically designed to filter out UV rays.
The UV blocker component cannot be seen when handling UV lenses and it’s important for wearers to know that UV contact lenses are not a substitute for the UV protection offered by sunglasses, as contact lenses do not cover the entire eye.
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Am I too old or young to wear contact lenses?
Contact lenses can correct the vision of people of all ages, provided no physical conditions prevent contacts from being worn safely and comfortably. Contact lenses are often prescribed to seniors after cataract surgery and are ideal for those suffering from mid-life presbyopia (the ability to clearly focus on objects that are near).
Some seniors have abandoned their bifocals for progressive contact lenses, which for many offer a superior range of sight and ease of maintenance, especially in the case of daily disposable progressive contact lenses.
Can children be too young to wear contact lenses?
Eye care professionals face this question every day—and the answer varies depending on the child’s eye health, the level of responsibility a child can handle regarding proper contact lens handling and care and, most importantly, a child’s personal hygiene habits.
The biggest problem children face when wearing contact lenses is that they may be too young to understand the importance of compliance. They may take risks in handling their contact lenses or letting their friends handle them, impeding contact lens performance and creating risks to eye health.
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