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Most people can wear eyeglasses without any problem. The smallest infant can be fitted with a pair of tiny glasses.

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Contact lenses also can be worn by most people, but are not ideal for the very young or elderly due to the fact that you need to have good manual dexterity. So deciding which is right for you really comes down to which you prefer and how they fit into your lifestyle.

Since neither one is better than the other, your decision will depend on your level of comfort, desire for convenience, and budget.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both glasses and contacts. The lists below will help you with your decision by showing some of the pros and cons.

Glasses

Pros

  • Glasses are easy to maintain and keep clean.
  • You don’t have to touch your eyes and risk infection.
  • Glasses provide some protection against dust, debris, and wind.
  • You can choose from a variety of frames to make a fashion statement.

Cons

  • Glasses can be scratched or broken.
  • They sit 1/2″ from your eyes so peripheral vision is not as clear.
  • Glasses fog up in cold or humid weather.
  • You may have pressure on your nose or behind your ears.

Contacts

Pros

  • Contacts conform to your eye giving you a wider field of vision.
  • They won’t get in the way during physical activity.
  • Contacts are not affected by the weather.
  • You can change your eye color if you wish.

Cons

  • Contacts decrease the amount of oxygen reaching your eye which could cause dry eye syndrome.
  • You may have trouble apply lenses directly onto your eyes.
  • Contacts require daily care and cleaning unless you get disposables.
  • There is a higher risk of infection or scratching your cornea.

Many eye doctors suggest you have both glasses and contacts. If you get an eye infection or injury you’ll have glasses to wear until you heal and if you break or lose your glasses you’ll have your contacts as a back up.

Check your vision insurance policy to see what is covered. Even if you have no eye coverage, with all the deals online for glasses and contacts they can both be very affordable.

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