Glasses and contact lenses are devices for vision correction. None of these devices is necessarily better than the other; they have their pros and cons. But they are highly effective for correcting long-sightedness, short-sightedness, and astigmatisms.
However, choosing between glasses and contact lenses depends on individuals and other factors to be discussed later in this article. In the meantime, the pros and cons of both devices shall be discussed.
Pros of Glasses:
Glasses require very little cleaning and maintenance.
You do not need to touch your eyes to wear glasses.
Reduction in the risk of having eye infections or irritation.
Glasses are way cheaper than contact lenses in the long run.
Photochromic lenses (glasses) adjust the amount of light entering the eyes.
Glasses are highly aesthetic and are a great way to make a fashion statement about your style and personality.
Glasses are most suitable for sensitive or dry eyes without exacerbating the problem.
Glasses protect eyes from dust, debris, and wind.
Cons of Glasses:
Sitting about 12mm from the eyes, glasses obstruct or distort peripheral vision.
There is a likelihood of having difficulty focusing on objects or blurry vision for new users or when there is a change in prescriptions.
Persons with a strong prescription usually complain of thick and unappealing edges of their lenses and unnaturally magnified or minified eyes.
Glasses are affected by the elements resulting in obstructed or blurred vision.
Some frames are uncomfortable especially with the pressure on the nose and behind the ears.