When you suffer from vision problems, it’s necessary to go to an optometrist for a complete visual examination. This, in addition to completing a total checkup of your eye health, will determine if you need to wear visual orthoses to correct your vision. You will have the choice between wearing glasses or contact lenses. You don’t know what to choose between these two solutions? Do they offer the same comfort and the same improvement in day-to-day vision? This is what we will try to explain through this article.
The different types of contact lenses
By definition, contact lenses are worn directly in contact with the cornea (surface of the eye), and offer several advantages: in addition to being ultra discreet, they correct most visual defects, i.e. myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
There are 2 main types of corrective lenses:
What are the benefits of each of these medical devices?
To wear contact lenses
There are many advantages to wearing contact lenses and for good reason, they are very discreet, effective and easy to wear. Always more flexible, thin and adapted to the morphology of your eye, they are to be preferred if you are the active type!
To wear glasses
On the other hand, a good pair of glasses is never out of trend!
What are the disadvantages of glasses and contact lenses?
Now, it is also important to understand the limitations and downsides of each of these medical devices.
The downsides of contact lenses
Some side effects: most side effects that occur with contact lens wear are itching, dry eyes, burning sensation, tearing, sensitivity to light, and occasional blurred or distorted vision.
The downsides of glasses
Price: a pair of glasses for sure, represents a certain budget: between the selection of glasses custom designed for you and the choice of frame, the bill can be higher than contact lenses.
So, glasses or contact lenses?
In itself, everything will depend on your preferences, your level of comfort and above all, what your optometrist recommends. Contact lenses are certainly easier and more discreet to wear, while glasses have become a real style accessory. Why don’t we meet at our VU clinic in Montreal to discuss the visual orthosis you need? Our team of specialists will be happy to guide you towards better vision, all in comfort.