One of your local West Greenville eye doctor’s most important jobs is educating folks who come to us for eye care. This, of course, means answering lots of questions. Among the most common questions we get from our patients here at Yeager Vision Care is, “Are contact lenses a better choice for correcting my vision, or are more traditional eyeglasses better?” Well, the truth is, there’s really not a right or wrong answer to this question because everything depends on your unique needs and preferences. Indeed, each solution has its pros and cons, which you and your eye doctor will have to think through before you make a final decision.
Let’s start with the pros and cons of eyeglasses — a tried and true technology that works by holding lenses out in front of your eyes in just the right position with carefully designed frames. The advantages of glasses are many: they’re easy to take on and off; they’re easy to clean and store; they’re able to handle a wider range of vision impairment severity than contacts or LASIK; they’re not problematic for allergy or dry eye sufferers; and, thanks to new materials, they’re also lighter, stronger, and less distorting (bifocals especially) are much improved over those even of a decade ago. Nevertheless, some people do find there are drawbacks to wearing glasses, including the way they look and the way they feel. For these folks, our West Greenville eye doctor here at Yeager Vision Care will recommend giving contact a try. Though they tend to take a little more getting-used-to than glasses, today’s contact lenses are more comfortable and versatile than ever before in the history of optometry. As long as your eyes aren’t too dry or suffering from astigmatism that’s too severe, there should be a contact lens for you.
Again, the choice between glasses and contacts is one that you and your West Greenville eye doctor will have to make together when you come in for an eye exam at the office of Yeager Vision care. It can be a difficult choice to make, but you can be sure we’ll be with you every step of the way.