Choosing between contact lenses and glasses often involves personal preference. Some people like the look of glasses, while others prefer their faces unadorned. However, one important factor your optometrist will have you consider when making this decision is your personal lifestyle. For people with busy lives that include travel or sports, there are a number of clear advantages to choosing contacts over glass—or even contacts and glasses. There are a variety of contact lenses on the market, and your optometrist can help you select the right ones for you:
Contact Lenses Make Travel Easy
There are a number of well-known advantages to contact lenses. One advantage for heavy travelers is that contact lenses make travel easy. Contact lenses are compact, requiring just the small lens case and a travel-size bottle of lens solution. What’s more, unlike glasses, which people often set down and then forget, you’re always wearing your contacts, so you’re much less likely to lose them or leave them behind while you’re away.
Contact Lenses Help Athletes Perform Better
Contact lenses are much better than glasses for athletes. They offer better peripheral vision than standard glasses. In addition, they provide an unobstructed field of view, because there are no frames to block or distort your vision. Unlike glasses, contact lenses are less prone to fog up during rainy or snowy weather. There is also a reduced chance of injury with contact lenses, because they won’t break if you take a hit to the face. Finally, for sports that require safety headgear or protective goggles, contact lenses won’t interfere with fit or comfort.
The optometrists at 10/10 Optics in New York City can help you determine the best contact lenses to fit your busy lifestyle. Visit our website or contact us at (888) 508-4018 to set up an appointment.