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Round 3 - Peripheral Vision:
Eyeglasses do not give you any peripheral vision. Any area of lens you look through except optical center will give you a distorted image. If you are wearing glasses, your entire head needs to move to see an image clearly, which makes backing up a car very difficult for many.
Contact lenses provide a full range of vision; furthermore, you can move your eyes only and still see clearly. Peripheral vision is a huge plus of contact lenses.
Round 4 - Comfort:
When properly fit, eyeglasses can be very comfortable. With new lightweight lens materials and frames, most any prescription can look and feel good. The higher prescription and larger frames, thicker (and heavier) lenses will be.
Contact lenses, when fit correctly, are also extremely comfortable. Regardless of correction, there is no heavy frame on your face or thick lenses to weigh you down. Certain eyes may take a little more time and patience to find a comfortable fit. In my experience; most anyone can wear comfortable contact lenses.
Round 5 - Style:
Frames can be stylish. No doubt about it. It's lenses in frame that can make them, err… not so chick. High minus lenses have thick edges and give appearance of small beady eyes. High plus lenses have thick centers and give appearance of large, magnified, eyes.
With contact lenses, nobody has to know you are wearing them. Unless you want them to know you wear lenses. In this case you can wear colors or theatrical lenses to accessories your eyes.
The results are in: Now you have facts, you can decide for yourself which is best for you. With comfort and ease of contact lenses today, there is nothing wrong with wearing contacts part time and glasses rest of time.
Steve Cogger is a contact lens specialist in New York City. His website,