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Contacts vs Traditional Glasses

If you are choosing between eyeglasses and contact lenses, you should consider the advantages of each of these vision correction methods. The one that you choose will likely come down to the lifestyle that you lead. If you need eyeglasses or contact lenses, you need to first have an eye exam. If you live in or around Tampa and would like to schedule an eye exam with Dr. Mertzlufft or Dr. Chambers, contact Family EyeCare at Westchase.

The Advantages of Traditional Glasses

If you are interested in wearing glasses, there are many advantages to consider. They offer a simple way to correct your vision without having to get used to using them to put them on properly. They slip on and off in just a couple of seconds, so they can be very convenient when you are traveling. It is also alright to fall asleep in them, unlike contact lenses. If you have times when you need to take them off for a while, such as taking a nap, they are much easier to deal with than contacts. They also look great and they often become a part of the wearer's personal style.

The Advantages of Contact Lenses

If you don't need to take them off and put them on throughout the day, contact lenses are easy to take care of once you get used to them. They come with a bit of a learning curve, but wearers soon get used to them, and it becomes easy to put them in and take them out quickly. One big advantage is that they correct your entire field of vision instead of simply the area in front of the lenses as with glasses, so you get full peripheral vision. There is also no visible line in the frames when you wear contacts. They are also great for active lifestyles since they won't fog up with exertion.

Contact Our Eye Doctors in Tampa, FL

If you need glasses or contacts, reach out to one of our optometrists at Family EyeCare at Westchase to schedule an eye exam. We will help you find the perfect pair of glasses or contacts to provide better vision. Call our team today at (813) 814-2020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.