Contact Lens or Eyeglass: Which is More Suitable for You?

Contact Lens or Eyeglass

Are you confused between contact lenses and eyeglasses? The facts and details below would surely help you take a viable decision so read on!

Contact lens V/S eyeglass

Both, eyeglasses and contact lenses have their particular benefits and pitfalls which make it all the more important to be informed before you buy. Teenagers on the contrary, prefer wearing lenses just because of aesthetical appeal but, they do have their advantages. A research trial titled as Contact Lenses in Paediatrics (CLIP) was conducted on children as young as eight-years and teenagers to evaluate the result of wearing soft contact lenses for the first time.

Approximately 85 teenagers between the age of 13 and 15 years along with 84 pre-teens of eight and 12 years participated in the study. All were fitted with softer contact lenses and evaluated after three months. The results concluded;

  • No serious counter effects occurring among any participants.
  • Around 89% teens and 83% younger children found it extremely easy and convenient to clean and care for their lenses.
  • Response to lifestyle queries further revealed that 65% teenagers experienced improvement in various activities wearing contact lenses due to convenience of handling.

Parents of volunteers also responded with optimism over the benefits of wearing contact lenses. The positive outcome of controlled clinical trial concluded that children and teenagers alike faced no issue or challenges whatsoever wearing contacts. Though a trial, any eyewear should be worn only after careful consultancy with an eye specialist in Dubai.

A few drawbacks

In extreme conditions mostly associated to climate, dust and dirt can accumulate under the lens causing discomfort, pain and itchiness. This is more common with rigid gas permeable lenses due to their harder composition and adherence.

Specialised contact lens drops can be applied or simply remove and wash before reusing. Other lens related issues may be user’s own such as protein build-up on the lens that results in itching, hazy vision and even corneal infection in extreme cases.

If someone wears contacts longer than the recommended time by an eye specialist in Abu Dhabi, it would reduce the oxygen supply causing serious corneal damage. Sharing of contact lenses and eyeglasses with others must be avoided at all cost else it elevates the risk of major eye diseases.

Are you a suitable candidate for contact lens? It depends on the nature of vision problem as well as overall condition and structure of the eye. Several persisting eye problems such as pink eyes, dry eyes or any other can worsen on wearing contact lenses even after doctor’s disapproval.

Besides eliminating the risk of infection or any other problem by wearing contacts, one can benefit from eyeglasses since they’re easy to clean and disinfect. Prescription-based sports glasses fitted with impact-resistant poly carbonate lens can significantly reduce the risk of painful corneal abrasion or any other injury to the eye during active and contact sports.

Conclusion

All that said, both eyeglasses and contact lenses have their specific benefits as well as a few shortfalls which is why consultancy with an eye specialist is critical.

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