The Pros and Cons of Using Contact Lenses

Summary: Consider the pros and cons associated with using contact lenses to figure out if they are right for you.

If your vision is not very sharp there are a number of different options you can explore. Contact lenses are one of the most popular vision assistance methods people but what works best for you will ultimately come down to personal preference. As with most things, there are pros and cons of using contact lenses. By weighing the various pros and cons of contact lenses you can get a better idea if they make the most sense for your lifestyle.


Fits with Any Outfit

When you are getting dressed for the day you might try to put a complete outfit together. Finding shirts, pants, and shoes that all work together can help an outfit can help you look better. Unfortunately, some clothes and accessories might not work as well with every outfit. If you are wearing contact lenses, then trying to match your glasses with your clothes is one less thing you have to worry about. Additionally, lenses free up space on your face so you can wear sunglasses.

Use Them Nearly Anywhere

Another advantage of using contact lenses is how flexible they are. You can use them nearly anywhere without any concern, whether you are going out for a jog or simply walking around the neighborhood. With eyeglasses, however, you need to watch out for dust and scratches. If you start to sweat it might be tougher to keep the glasses comfortably on your face.

On a similar note, when you are wearing contact lenses you do not have to worry about carrying them around. A simple contact lenses case can fit in your pocket. If you need to take your eyeglasses off you will need a larger case to keep them safe.

Inexpensive to Replace

An additional pro of using contact lenses is how relatively inexpensive they are to replace. Just use the next contact lens in the pack.


Tough to Put On

Some people have sensitive eyes that can make it challenging to put contact lenses in. If you are uncomfortable with putting your hands near your eye, then practice will help you make it part of your normal morning routine. It just takes patience.

Cannot Sleep with Them On

You have probably accidentally fallen asleep at one point or another. This is something you can comfortably do with eyeglasses on but doctors do not recommend doing so with contact lenses, unless the lenses are approved for overnight wear..

Lack of Oxygen

Contact lenses cover the front of your eyes, limiting the amount of oxygen they get exposed to. As a result, wearing contact lenses for extended periods of time can actually make your eyes dryer, which can ultimately lead to irritation and itchiness. However since the introduction of silicone hydrogel contact lenses for extended wear, this issue is mainly a thing of the past.