5 Advantages of Wearing Contact Lenses

5 Advantages of Wearing Contact Lenses

When it comes to prescription eyewear, you really have two choices. These are glasses and contact lenses. While glasses remain the most popular choice, an increasing number of patients are now choosing to wear contact lenses too. Contacts can be worn either instead of glasses full time, or many patients opt to chop and change between the two so that they can enjoy the benefits of contact lenses when they need them most.


Wondering what the advantages of contact lenses are? Here are the top 5 advantages of wearing contact lenses to improve your vision.



One of the main reasons why people choose contact lenses is because of the level of convenience that they offer. Contact lenses can be worn in virtually all situations, including during some sports, like basketball, baseball and football, that make wearing glasses impossible. They also don’t disrupt your peripheral vision, which is a common problem with wearing glasses frames. If you wear glasses, you can often find the very edges of your vision are blocked by the frames – the thicker the frames, the more obscured the edges of your vision may be.


While all contact lenses are convenient, some types are more convenient than others, particularly daily disposables. This is because they can be taken out and thrown at the end of each period of wear, rather than needing to be cleaned and stored.


Easy to wear

Although some people don’t like the thought of putting something in their eyes, the reality is that contact lenses are actually very easy to wear. It takes just a few seconds to insert and remove them, and once they are in place, you won’t be able to feel them. In fact, many people forget that they even have contact lenses in. You don’t need to take them off to clean smudges and smears from them, and you don’t need to remember to take them with you wherever you go.


Feel more confident

Unfortunately, there are a large number of negative stereotypes that are still associated with people who wear glasses, particularly among young people who haven’t developed the maturity to look past a person’s appearance. Some people who wear glasses also feel self-conscious about the way that they look, with their frames perhaps making them feel older or appear more serious than they actually are. Contact lenses are invisible when they are in place, meaning that your overall look isn’t changed by them at all.


Contact lenses are Suitable for Most Prescriptions

One of the most common misconceptions about contact lenses is that you can only use them if you have very straightforward vision problems. However, thanks to advances in the field of optical technology, there are now more types of contact lenses available than ever before, including specialty varieties that are designed to overcome eye issues that would previously have prevented someone from wearing contact lenses. These include keratoconus, corneal damage, dry eye, and complex refractive errors. Your eye doctor will be able to advise you which contact lenses are right for you.


You Can Wear Contact Lenses at any Age

Many people also think that children are not good candidates for contact lenses, but this isn’t the case at all. Children can enjoy all the same, great benefits of wearing contacts provided that they are mature enough to insert and remove them themselves, without adult intervention. If you aren’t sure if your child should wear contact lenses, speak to your eye doctor for more information.



For more advantages of wearing contact lenses, or to schedule an appointment to talk to us about contacts, visit University Optometric Center in Irvine or Anaheim. Call (949) 215-8900 or (714) 776-2020 to schedule an appointment today.


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