Eyeglasses offer many benefits over contact lenses. They require very little cleaning and maintenance, you dont need to touch your eyes to wear them (decreasing your risk for eye infections), and glasses are cheaper than contact lenses in the long run since they dont need to be replaced as often.
There is no right or wrong answer to – are glasses or contacts better for your eyes. So much of this is a matter of personal choice and lifestyle. However, even with developments in contact lens technology, some people still find one option offers better vision correction for their needs than the other.
For starters, although they have the same strength and focusing power, contacts are much closer to the eye than glasses. This means they bend light in a way that more accurately meets your prescription, and so if you switch from glasses to contacts they can appear to slightly increase your visual acuity.
Both glasses and contact lenses are designed to correct vision problems (refractive errors) such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. Eye doctors recommend prescription glasses or contacts after an examination in which they diagnose vision problems.
14 to 16 hours How many hours per day can you safely wear contacts? Most people can safely and comfortably wear contact lenses for 14 to 16 hours per day. Its always best to try to remove them as soon as possible before you go to bed at night to give your eyes a chance to breathe without lenses in.
1. Swimming with contacts can result in eye infections, irritation, and potential sight-threatening conditions such as a corneal ulcer. 2. The FDA has recommended that contacts not be exposed to ANY type of water, including tap water, swimming pools, oceans, lakes, hot tubs and showers.
Safety tips for swimming with contact lenses Wear goggles. Any tight-fitting type of goggle will help keep water out of your eye. If you swim often, consider a pair of prescription goggles, so you wont have to wear your contact lenses. Take your contacts out immediately after swimming.
The maximum time that any lens has been approved to wear continuously is 30 days. You should never wear a lens longer than that. If you have to sleep in your lenses, most eye doctors will encourage you to take them out as often as possible, or at least once per week.