Deciding between contacts or glasses for vision correction will mainly be decided by personal preference. Some are more comfortable wearing corrective eyeglasses every day, while others prefer contact lenses. There are also many people who own both contacts and glasses and choose their eyewear based on what their specific activities will be on any given day.
Contact lenses are the more discrete option as others won’t even be able to tell you’re wearing them. For example, those that want to show off their makeup, contact lenses may sometimes be the best option. Or, if you’re going to be travelling between warm and cold areas, you can avoid foggy glasses by simply wearing contacts for the day.
They also have the advantage of not interfering with physical activities or sports. You can wear contact lenses with ease while playing hockey, football or practicing yoga. They can also be used in conjunction with regular swim goggles or other non-prescription protective eyewear.
For some people, wearing glasses is a part of their identity. Their frames become an extension of their personality and they can change their look by simply swapping their frames. With the number of options available, people have more variety to choose from than ever before and can find frames that express their personality
Not only are glasses usually the more affordable option, they are also easier to use for many people. While contacts are safe to wear, it can be challenging for some people to get used to putting lenses directly in their eyes.
Whether you choose contacts or glasses (or both), Hakim Optical has a wide range of corrective eyewear options. Our licensed opticians can help you choose the right product for your needs and lifestyle.