Pros and Cons of Wearing Contact Lenses
Contact lenses can be beneficial in enhancing your life daily. For instance, they can make it easier to engage in contact sports and instantly provide sharper vision. When you visit Eyear Optical in Chattanooga, Athens, and Cleveland, TN, our optometrists can discuss your preference and help recommend the lenses that would be best for your condition. Below, you can read about the pros and cons of contacts to help you decide if these would be right for you.
Wearing contacts improves your field of vision so you can fully see your surroundings. Contact lenses move with your eyes, which means you experience sharp vision in any direction that you look. Along with that, contacts can eliminate the reflections and distortions that sometimes come with wearing eyeglasses.
Contact lenses can have many benefits when it comes to your self-confidence. They can automatically accentuate your eye color, or you can choose colored contacts, which allow you to change the shade temporarily. Not only that, but the lenses also have more of a natural appearance, which can make you look younger, while simultaneously helping you see more clearly.
Beneficial for Contact Sports
If you wear glasses and play sports or remain active throughout the day, they can break, fall off your face, or get lost. Contact lenses will stay in your eyes and you won’t have to worry about them breaking during physical activity.
Cons of Contact Lenses:
- Contact lens hygiene: If you wear daily disposable contacts, you won't have to worry about upkeeping them because you insert a new pair each day. However, bi-weekly and yearly contacts need to be cleaned regularly
- Cost: Daily disposable contacts are used and discarded daily, which can become expensive. However, this may be worth it if you don’t want to have to clean your contacts or glasses each day
- Insertion and removal difficulty: Some people don't enjoy and removing contacts, as this could potentially harm your eyes or increase discomfort
- Increased risk of complications: Improper care when it comes to your contact lenses can lead to dry eyes and eye infections
Importance of Eye Exams
While contact lenses may not be for everyone, they can significantly improve your quality of life. In addition, those who've had repeated eye infections may not benefit from wearing them. Our eye doctors can provide an eye exam to determine if contacts would be suitable for you. In addition, annual eye exams allow us to monitor your eye health and detect any conditions or diseases.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If you would like to learn more about contact lenses, contact our team at Eyear Optical in Chattanooga, Athens, and Cleveland, TN can help. We would be happy to speak with you about your preferences and set you up with an appointment. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve sharper vision!
Soft contacts are the most common type of contact lenses and account for over 85% of contact lenses.
Disposable contact lenses are soft lenses that are discarded on a daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly basis. With regular replacement, protein deposits do not build up. Deposits can affect vision, comfort, and the health of the eyes. These lenses are convenient and low maintenance. It is important to replace disposable contacts as suggested to avoid eye infection. Disposable lenses are available in most prescriptions.