How to Choose Between Glasses and Contacts
Having good vision is something that a lot of people can take for granted. While some people will have good vision for longer naturally, there comes a time for most people when they need corrective lenses. When you receive an eye exam from an eye doctor, the most common corrective lens options you have are either glasses or a contact lens. There are several factors to consider when choosing between these two options. At DePoe Eye Center in Stockbridge, GA we will help you determine what will best work for is best for you!
Eye Health and Restrictions
One factor to consider when choosing between either traditional glasses or a contact lens is the health of your eyes. If you have certain eye health conditions, sensitive eyes, or other limiting factors, getting contact lenses may not be right for you. In these situations, you should consider wearing traditional glasses all or most of the time. An eye exam will determine whether your eyes will be a good fit for your glasses. The optometry practice may be able to find specialized contacts for you if the standard options are not ideal based on your situation.
Time to Prepare
Another factor to think about when choosing between glasses or a contact lens is the time that it takes to prepare for the day. With eyeglasses, you only have to take them on and off. With contacts, you need to clean, replace, and disinfect each day. If you do not, it could cause an eye infection. If you have limited time to properly care for your contacts, you should either choose glasses to work with an eye care professional to find a better option.
Contact Us for All of Your Optometry Needs
Whether you need a new pair of corrective lenses, need a vision screening, or simply an annual checkup, you should contact us at DePoe Eye Center. The DePoe Eye Center is a convenient eye doctor option. We are an optometrist in 7 locations: McDonough, Griffin, Macon, Jonesboro, Fayetteville, Stockbridge, and Atlanta. When you come here, an eye doctor can provide you with all of your eye care needs. Call (770) 474-1237 to schedule an appointment today!