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Contact Lenses Vs Glasses

Choosing Between Glasses and Contacts

As people continue to age, it is normal that they will eventually need some form of assistance to see clearly. When you need vision correction, it would be a good idea to consider your options. For those that visit an optometry clinic and receive a vision correction prescription, the two main correction options are glasses or contacts. The optometrists at Family Eye Health & Contact Lens Center in Lewiston would like to go over a few factors to consider when deciding between contacts and glasses.

Level of Activity

One factor to consider when choosing between contacts and glasses is your level of activity. While both options will provide you with great vision, contacts are often a better choice for someone that plans to play sports or be otherwise active. A standard pair of glasses will be sturdy in most situations but could bounce around once you are physically active. On the other hand, contacts will remain in place in your eye. Furthermore, glasses could break and pose a risk if damaged.


An optometrist will also likely point out the level of convenience that comes with glasses. When you wear glasses, they can be easily put on each morning and require minimal maintenance. Contacts, on the other hand, need to be disinfected each night. In addition, you may find that by the end of the day, they no longer feel comfortable as they can get dried out.

We Have You Covered Either Way

If you are in the Lewiston area and you need contacts or glasses, then call the Family Eye Health & Contact Lens Center. One of our optometrists can help you decide which form of vision correction works best for you. The optometry clinic can also provide you with an eye exam and other eye care needs. Call today and see better tomorrow.