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Contacts Lens vs Traditional Glasses

Kid thinking about whats better, contact lenses or glasses.

Contacts Lens vs Traditional Glasses From Wichita Optometry, P.A. in Wichita, KS

It's an old debate -- do you want eyeglasses or contact lenses? The answer depends on what you do and which issues you have with either form of vision help. Pinpointing the right vision wear from the start makes life a lot easier, and Wichita Optometry, P.A., in Wichita, KS can help you zero in on a pair of lenses.

If Sports Are Involved

Contact lenses sit on your eyeball, so you don't have to worry about your lenses falling off your face or breaking, as you might with eyeglasses. This can be invaluable during sports, when the last thing you need is to reach up to wipe sweat off your brow only to knock your glasses to the pavement. You wouldn't need special goggles that fit over the glasses, and you wouldn't need prescription goggles.

You'll still need to be careful -- if you get dirt in your eyes while wearing contacts, you may have more irritation and you'll have to be more careful about how you clear the dirt out.

When Cleaning and Replacement Are Not Your Thing

One thing to keep in mind about contacts, though, is that they have to be cleaned often, and many types must be replaced often. Even extended-wear lenses eventually have to be removed and cleaned. Eyeglasses are different. You can take them off and put them on whenever you want, and while you can't sleep in them, they don't require anything other than a flat table when you remove them -- no special cases or cleaning liquid. Plus, as long as your prescription doesn't change and the glasses don't break, you don't have to replace them.

Schedule an Appointment Today with Wichita Optometry, P.A. in Wichita, KS!

Wichita Optometry, P.A., in Wichita knows how important a comfortable pair of glasses or contacts can be. We want you to find the right form of vision wear. Contact us at (316) 942-7496 to arrange to see an optometrist now.

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