If you have never tried contact lenses over glasses, you are in for a very pleasant surprise. Similarly, if you last tried contacts more than a few years ago, the technology has moved on so far that it is worth trying them again.
Contacts win hands down on convenience; no more rain on your glasses blocking your vision, no more misting up when you walk into a warm room, no more uncomfortably hot or cold metal frames. Yes, you have to clean them once a day, but if you get the deservedly popular disposable lenses, you do not even have to do that.
Contact lens choices are very wide; from old-fashioned hard or soft lenses to the more recent gas-permeable, disposable and 24 hour wear lenses. You can even get lenses now that last a week without removal or cleaning.
Lenses that you can wear for seven days can make an amazing difference to your life. My daughter has needed quite strong lenses since she was 7 or 8 years old. She recently switched to these monthly disposable lenses. Now she says – It is great to be able to see when I wake up! No more reaching for my glasses before I even get out of bed.
Contact lens wearers usually need a pair of glasses as well, for those occasional days when your eyes are very sensitive and won’t tolerate any contact lenses at all.
You can even get contact lenses now for older patients who would otherwise wear bifocals or vari-focal glasses.
You can find cosmetic contact lenses that will change the color of your iris, even ones that will appear to change the shape of your iris – cat’s eyes.
No longer will you need four pairs of glasses, reading, distance, intermediate distance (for computer use) and tinted. No more clutter and endless spectacle cases. Amazing.