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Contacts Lens Vs Traditional Glasses At Swan Family Optometry In Fair Oaks, CA

Which one is better – contact lenses or eyeglasses? You may like one better than the other, but which is better for you will depend on not only your personal preference and comfort but your lifestyle. Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks, CA would like to help you make the best choice for your lifestyle. 

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Contact Lenses

If you lead an active life that includes exercise and sports, contact lenses may be the best option for you. When you exercise and play sports, your body temperature goes up. Traditional glasses fog up making it impossible to see. Unlike traditional glasses, contact lenses will not fog up when your body temperature rises or when outdoor temperatures change.

Glasses also tend to get in the way when you exercise and play sports – sliding done a sweaty nose or falling off during periods of intense activity. Overall, contacts are less likely to obstruct or distort your vision. On the negative side, because contact lenses cover your eye’s surface, your eye gets less oxygen. Contact lenses contribute to dry eye syndrome.

Traditional Glasses

While traditional glasses are not as convenient as contact lenses for activities such as exercise and sports, there are lenses for people who lead an active lifestyle. If you are an athlete, instead of wearing your everyday glasses, you should check with your optometrist for available options. Protective glasses can help prevent sports-related injuries. 

Decisions, Decisions

Contact lenses are easier to wear than glasses and they don’t alter how you look. This is a great perk if you’re an active mother, professional, or athlete as you don’t have to worry about breakage or loss. On the other hand, if you don’t have time to clean and sanitize contact lenses, glasses are a great option. You simply put them on and you’re ready to go. If you’re fashion conscious there are glasses for every look.

Contact Our Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks, CA Today!

Are contact lenses or traditional glasses the best choice? Make sure you choose the right eyewear for your lifestyle. Call the Swan Family Optometry in Fair Oaks, CA  at 916-966-6080.

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