When you need prescription lenses, the question of eyeglasses or contact lenses is one that is bound to come up. Some people decide to use both, but General Vision Express/Lens Lab will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both to help you to make the right choice. Whichever you decide to go with, our East Williamsburg opticians have a wide selection for you so you can be confident of getting the eyeglasses or contact lenses that are just perfect for you.
There are several factors that go into making the decision between contact lenses and eyeglasses. Chief among these is comfort. Not everyone feels comfortable wearing contact lenses. If that is you, then your choice is easy. For everyone else, contact lenses afford quite a few benefits. From a practical perspective, they allow you to retain more of your natural vision than eyeglasses do. Also, they do not obstruct any of your peripheral vision so you can see side to side with greater ease. Cosmetically, they do not alter your physical appearance. Furthermore, you can get them in a variety of colors. Our East Williamsburg opticians can show you an exciting array of color contact lens options. You are only limited by your imagination. In addition, contact lenses are not subject to glare or fogging. The downside of contact lenses include the possibility of dry, red, or itchy eyes. There is also a chance of your cornea becoming infected because of a reduced supply of oxygen available to the corneal area.
Eyeglasses do not need replacement nearly as often as do contact lenses. They are lower maintenance. Contact lenses require daily attention, while eyeglasses do not. Designer frames can be an exciting benefit. And our East Williamsburg opticians carry famous names such as Fendi, Versace, Prada, Christian Dior, Cazal, Boss, and many others. Disadvantages of glasses include that some people find them uncomfortable to ware, especially on the nose. If you drop them, they can break. It can also be challenging to participate in sports or athletic activities with glasses.
Come on in and see our East Williamsburg opticians today. Now that you know the plusses and minuses of both eyeglasses and contact lenses, you can take advantage of our expert advice to ensure that you get the very best corrective lenses for yourself. If you would like an eye exam to determine if you need prescription lenses, please call for an appointment with our optometrist.