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The Benefits Of Contact Lenses!

With January being the start of a new year, often people are in a mood for change! If you are a full time glasses wearer, a change may be to introduce contact lenses to correct your vision. Wearing a contact lens can really help improve an eyeglass wearers life in so many different ways. Being free of wearing eyeglasses offers a cosmetic change and also freedom and flexibility that eyeglasses can’t. Here are just a few reason’s why people may consider wearing contacts.

The Cosmetic Benefits Of Contact Lenses

The cosmetic benefits that contact lenses offer is the most popular reasons why a person may choose to wear contacts. There are a couple of different ways in which a person can use contact lenses cosmetically. The first most obvious way, would be taking away the eyeglass frame off of the face. By eliminating eyeglasses a person has a more natural appearance.

Another way that contact lenses can change a person’s look is by enhancing their look with cosmetic contacts. A cosmetic contact lens typically changes eye colour. There are also lenses that dramatically enhances a person’s own natural eye colour.

Contact Lenses Offer Freedom From Eyeglasses

Freedom from eyeglasses can mean so many different things. Although eyeglasses are a great source of vision correction, they don’t come without some negatives. Eyeglasses require maintenance, where contacts don’t! Anyone who has every had a poor fitting pair of eyeglasses knows this. An eyeglass frame usually requires periodic maintenance, such as frame adjustments and realignment, as well as screw tightening and replacement. Eyeglass lenses also require special care and cleaning. If not cared for properly, lenses can become scratched and dirty, causing them to be hard to see through.

Contact Lenses Are Better Suited For Certain Activities

There are some activates that are just easier to do while wearing contact lenses. Many sports and activities where a person is more physically active are definately easier to do while wearing contacts.

Activities such as yoga and swimming are great examples of this! Have you ever tried doing the downward dog while wearing glasses… sounds easier then it actually is! Swimming is another example where wearing glasses is incredibly hard to do successfully. While doing either of these activities, your may find that your glasses spend more time at the bottom of the pool or on the yoga mat then they do on your face!

Give Contacts A Try Risk Free!

If you are interested in giving contact lenses a chance, contact our office to book an appointment with one of our experienced optometrists or contact lens practitioners to discuss how contact lenses can be of benefit to you!

Article Written By: Trina Vanaalst

4 Comments
  1. Reply
    Kylie Dotts

    I like how you said that contact lenses don’t require any maintenance. We have a daughter who we just found out needs some kind of corrective lenses but we haven’t decided what kind we want to get her and what kind she wants personally. She plays a lot of sports and is very involved with friends and things so maybe it would be best to get her contacts so that way she doesn’t have to worry about breaking her glasses during a volleyball game or something like that.

    • Reply
      Trina VanAalst

      Thanks for your comment, Kylie. We are glad that you found our article informative! As we’re sure you know, there are a lot of things to consider when getting your child contact lenses for the first time. Therefor, it’s great that you’re educating yourself about different contact lens products available! It will help you and your eye care professional pick the lenses suited best for your daughter, her lifestyle and activities!

  2. Reply
    Alexandria Martinez

    My fiance is thinking about getting contact lenses and I wanted to know if there were any hidden benefits. I love that it will give him freedom from eyeglasses like you mentioned. That way he can feel more confident and not have to worry about his glasses constantly.

    • Reply
      Trina VanAalst

      Hi Alexandria, thank you for taking the time to read our article! Contact lenses are so great! There are so many different benefits. These benefits are unique to each contact lens wearer. This is because different individuals have different visual needs. This can be based on prescription, occupation, hobbies, and lifestytle. However, we feel the majority of people benefit from the following 3 perks of wearing contacts. These perks are often not mentioned when considering contact lens wear.

      1.) If you live in a colder winter climate, when wearing contacts you don’t have to deal with your vision fogging over from temperature changes like you do with glasses.
      2.) When wearing contacts you can choose to wear any pair of non-prescription sunglasses.
      3.)With some prescriptions, contact lens wearers can actually see better than they can through their eyeglasses.

      Those are just a few hidden benefits. We wish your fiance all the best with his future contact lenses. Please reach out to us if you have any other questions!

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