Glasses or lenses? Confused about which foot to dance to when deciding which eyeglass accessory is best for you? Glasses are the basic vision device … but next to them, contact lenses are so much more practical!
Big dilemma. Glasses, like lenses, can overcome various eye problems: astigmatism, presbyopia, myopia, etc. In this article, experts from JLR eye hospital will give you a little comparison to decide which is the ideal prescription for your vision.
Lenses are aesthetic
After your visit to the ophthalmologist, the verdict is in: from now on, you must not part with your glasses. In addition to being vision correction accessories, glasses are also fashion accessories. But that doesn’t mean you feel trendy wearing glasses!
As far as some might be concerned, it is even a genuine complex. There are without a doubt individuals who take it severely to wear glasses. With these sight adornments, they feel less wonderful and lose their self-assurance. They fear the decisions of others with respect to their glasses. It’s really awful.
Unlike glasses, lenses blend in discreetly with your natural beauty. They are far more aesthetic than glasses, especially since they are suitable for everyone. To wear glasses, you must have a “glasses head”. However, not everyone is … But everyone has a “lens head”! Yes, with contact lenses, you won’t have to think about which frame best suits your face shape.
For ladies, contact lenses will bring out your makeup even better. In addition, you can change the color of your eyes with colored lenses. Your eye area will be better highlighted and you will be able to turn all heads with an even better look. The glasses, they will hide your feline gaze.
Lentils are practical
Eyeglass lenses get dirty quickly. They must therefore be cleaned regularly to maintain perfect vision. Although cleaning takes only a few seconds, over time it can get maddening. Monthly lenses are cleaned after each wear. So you can stay calm all day long, without having to think about whether your lenses are dirty or not.
No risk of loss or breakage
Lenses are more functional in light of the fact that they don’t break effectively like glasses. To be sure, it happens that we fail to remember the glasses on the couch and that somebody sits on it coincidentally. Clearly, the glasses will break under the impact of the shock. Assuming you are likewise the ungainly sort, there might be times when you break your glasses after inadvertently dropping your glasses. One of the most noticeably awful minutes is the point at which you begin pacing every one of the rooms in the house here and there on the grounds that you can’t recall where you put your glasses.
None of those concerns with a solution lens! Just put on the little embellishment toward the beginning of the day and take it off around evening time. Zero breakage or misfortune issue. Nothing very advanced science!
Light as a feather
Glasses also cause a few minor sores in various parts of the face at one time. By wearing glasses throughout the day, a good number of people experience pain in the wing of the nose and the back of the ears. This is due to the weight of the accessory. The lens has no weight – or almost.
Other practicalities of the lens
There are many other benefits to wearing a pair of contact lenses. No fogging – especially in this covid period when you have to wear a mask.
- No annoying raindrops.
- No need for a bulky case to store them.
- Possibility to wear sunglasses on without having to remove them.
Lenses are more efficient than a pair of glasses
The vision of each eye with glasses is restricted because of the frames. These cause shadows that modify the visual field. The lenses, on the other hand, offer an optimal field of vision bordering on 180 °. This is possible because the lens, stuck to the cornea, perfectly follows the movements of the eye. These facts explain why a prescription lens is strongly prescribed in certain professions such as photographers, drivers or even surgeons who need optimal vision for the proper exercise of their profession.
Lentils are also for athletes!
The stereotypes of people wearing glasses are the geeks or even the top intellectuals in the class. So cliche! It is rare to find athletes with glasses on the field. The life expectancy of glasses in the face of various brutal blows is very low. However, in order to lead a good match, an athlete must have his optimum performance, including perfect vision.
The score can be affected because of a player who has poor eyesight. In such a case, in basketball, the player may miss the basket; and in tennis, he may have lost sight of the ball on the leap, for example.
Wearing contact lenses, therefore, remains the ideal solution for athletes. These corrective devices offer safety and comfort to the person. Even the most brutal sports, like rugby, are suitable for lenses. The icing on the cake: today there are corrective swimming lenses that can withstand water! But even if you are not an athlete, admit that you rarely run with your glasses on. Obviously, you will have the reflex to remove them at times requiring physical effort.
It is likewise excessive that you have sight issues to have the option to wear focal points in a brandishing setting. A substantial case? Cristiano Ronaldo wears contact focal points just to work on his exhibition. What ? The focal points ensure against the brilliant beams of the sun that blinds you during matches. They likewise secure against UV beams.
Some lenses are even suitable for children …
Often, children who wear glasses are the victims of bullying at school. They are put aside during recess, they get hit, the other children break their glasses. They get a whole panoply of derogatory nicknames: the binoclard, the curvy, the miro, the little old man, etc. Such a situation may affect the child psychologically and he will no longer want to go to school. Wearing contact lenses is the solution. The other children will not suspect a thing and will leave the child with the lenses alone.
Still unknown to many people, lenses are suitable for children under the age of 7. Wearing such a device will obviously only be done on medical prescription. It is the major eye health problems, such as strong myopia, strabismus, hyperopia, that require this type of device in children.
Children are active little beings, so it is even more strongly recommended that they wear contact lenses. These will allow better monitoring of medical advice. Indeed, when the parents are not there to watch the child, he will tend to remove his glasses, which will modify the correction results. If he wears contact lenses, he will be afraid to touch his eye.
In short, wearing contact lenses in children allows them to:
- Avoid bullying at school.
- Obtain a better quality of life.
- Benefit from better psychological well-being.
- Don’t bother playing games with friends.
… But lenses also have a few small hiccups
The lenses obviously have a few small drawbacks.
The lens may reduce the natural moisture in the eyes. These corrective devices are prohibited if you have low tear secretion, at the risk of suffering from dry eyes.
Wearing contact lenses can cause eye irritation, or even allergies in some cases, especially if you do not follow hygiene instructions. Wearing contact lenses for too long can cause red eyes when removing them. But don’t worry, normally the redness of the eye is nothing serious.
Unlike glasses, which can be kept for 1 to 5 years, lenses require regular, monthly or daily renewal. If you forget, you risk going to your ophthalmologist with completely blurred vision.
Putting on and taking off lenses takes some getting used to, while it doesn’t take even 2 seconds to put on glasses.
From all this, you will have concluded, the contact lens has many advantages over glasses. You’ll love to get over the lens wearer, but don’t know where to start. You can contact the optician to know more about the basics of contact lenses.
Name- Animesh Rai
Bio- Animesh Rai is a postgraduate in health and hospital management from the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, currently working as a Deputy Administrator at the Association for the Prevention of Blindness, a non-profit society, operating 200-bedded JL Rohatgi Memorial Eye Hospital in Kanpur.