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Are contact lenses better than wearing glasses?

Contact lenses are better in the sense they allow an alternative means of improving vision that is not restricted by weight of glasses on your nose or limits the field of vision you achieve. However, glasses do not cause dry eyes or infections so the likelihood is that you will most likely require a combination of contact lenses and glasses. If you aim to be completely glasses free, alternatives such as laser eye surgery may be the best option for you.

Glasses can give you slightly crisper, sharper vision than contact lenses and this may be an advantage when doing some fine detailed tasks. You may opt to use contact lenses at work, participating in sports and social occasions but restrict wearing glasses to being at home or indoor activities. You should always discuss your lifestyle with your optometrist who will be able to recommend the best vision correction solution for you, based on your individual requirements.

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