Glasses vs. Contacts

For those of us that lack 20/20 vision, we have a choice of being able to choose between getting contacts or glasses. Each comes with its own distinctive set of pros and cons. The choice really comes down to personal preference and lifestyle. However, we sat down with Helen Schifter to formulate a list of things to consider when it comes to choosing to wear contacts or glasses.

Pros of Using Glasses

Eyeglasses are very easy to use. All you have to do is put them on and protect them from damages. In addition to that, you don’t have to buy special cleaning solutions and they require very little maintenance. Besides that, unlike contact lenses, there’s no need to put a finger in the eye. Whenever we don’t want to wear them anymore we can just put them down. In addition to that, we have a wide variety of different frames to choose from.


Glasses can distort vision, specifically the edge of the lens. This is especially the case with people who have astigmatism or if they receive a strong prescription. Besides that, many people have said the weight of the glass on their ear became irritable after extended hours of use. Some people have reported that they simply don’t like the way glass’s look and some have trouble adjusting to certain lenses like progressives lenses. Weather conditions can affect visibility such as rain and fog. Personally, I can attest to the fact that they aren’t the best decision when it comes to conducting sports or any other kind of physical activity.

Pros Of Contact Lens

Contact lenses give us more natural vision than eyeglasses. They move with our eyes and do not block any portion of our view. They don’t get wet when it rains or fog up as a result of perspiration. Many athletes prefer contacts because it doesn’t get in the way of their activities. I personally love my contact lenses because I hate the appearance of glasses. When I wear them I feel as if I look like a different person. Contacts enabled me to look the way I was designed.


Contact lenses require more care than eyeglasses. Because of the fact that we place them in our eyes, they have to be clean and stored in a sterile environment. Failure to do this can lead to critical eye infections. This is especially the case for people who forget to wash their changes before inserting or removing them. People with astigmatism may notice that moving the lenses can cause their vision to become blurry. Another con is that they aren’t ideal for small children. While teenagers are well aware of the importance of cleanliness, children are notoriously known for being walking capsules of bacteria as a result of touching everything.

What To Choose?

As a person who wears contacts herself, Helen Schifter proclaims that we should really consider the benefits that contact lens provides. Besides the fact that we have to make sure our lenses are clean, it provides a multitude of benefits that outweigh the cons that are associated with it.