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The Great Debate: Glasses vs Contacts

There is a plethora of decisions to make as you grow up and become an adult, it can be quite overwhelming at times. However, picking between glasses and contacts doesn’t have to be as stressful as it may sound- it can even be fun! Glasses vs. Contacts is something that is totally personal preference and it’s something no one else can choose for you. Check out a couple pros of each option to get you thinking about what works best for you and your lifestyle!


Things you may like about having glasses:

• Easy to remember.
• Easier putting on and taking off.
• Can choose frames and accessories.
• Cheaper option in the long run.
• You don’t have to touch your eyes.

All in all, if you enjoy making a fashion statement and have fun picking out different styles, glasses are the way to go! Making sure you have the right fit for your face shape and style will keep your fashionista side happy… Plus, who ever said you only need 1 pair? Get a pair for different styles and outfits too! You’ll still be saving cash in the long run- it’s always good to have a backup pair no matter what.


Things you may enjoy about contacts:

• No one else knows you have them.
• Don’t break as easily.
• Don’t get in the way of an active lifestyle.
• Comfortable (once they’re in right, of course).
• Can change eye color with them.

Do you have a super active lifestyle and don’t have time to worry about keeping track of your glasses? Contacts may be the best choice! Not having to remember where you set them down while your running errands, doing sports, or working in multiple locations will definitely help keep your stress level down. Contacts may be more expensive in the long run, but it’s totally worth your sanity if you’re constantly on the move, right?

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So Which is Best?
When it comes down to it, there is no right or wrong answer on whether glasses or contacts are better. It all depends on what best suites your lifestyle. A lot of people end up with both so that they have the option of either one depending on their activities.

Do You Know If You Need Them or Not?
Not sure you need glasses or contacts? It’s always a good idea to get your vision checked if you are having blurry vision or can’t quite see as far (or as close) as you used to. The recommended amount of time between your vision health care visits is at least every other year, sooner if you are experiencing changes in your vision. We are always here for you to answer any questions of concerns you may have, feel free to call us at  (541) 382-3242

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