Which is better, eyeglasses or contact lenses?
This bout is scheduled for 5 rounds…
There is no cut and dry answer to this question. While eyeglasses vs contact lenses is not a bout that would sell out Ceasar's Palace, it is of importance to most of us who rely on vision correction.
Because eyeglasses vs contact lenses debate is of such interest to so many, Let's look at general pros and cons for each type of vision correction.
I'll give you facts and you can then decide for yourself which is best for you.
Round 1 - Quality of Vision:
Eyeglasses provide crisp clear and consistent vision straight ahead. There are not many variables to vision throughout day because with glasses you are looking through a solid piece of plastic.
Contacts give you good straight ahead vision, however it is not as consistent as with glasses. Soft lenses are made of plastics and water and are therefore prone to change with environmental variables. For example, air conditioners and circulated air can cause your lenses to dehydrate leading to blurred vision. To clear your lenses, all you need to do is blink.
Round 2 - Distortions:
Eyeglasses again, give you great crisp vision straight ahead. Anything that is not straight ahead will have an element of distortion. The stronger your correction and more astigmatism you have, greater distortion will be. If you are nearsighted (minus lenses) everything will seem small and far away with glasses. If you are farsighted (plus lenses) everything will appear larger and closer.
Because contact lenses rest directly on eye, distortion is drastically reduced. In fact, people who have high corrections and are new to lenses often take a little time to get used to seeing without distortion. Contacts give you more true to life vision.