When people think of vision correction, they generally think of glasses first. Glasses are a very popular form of correction because they are simple and effective. However, contact lenses are also a good way to improve your vision. If you’ve never worn contact lenses, they might seem a bit intimidating. However, at Michigan Eyecare Institute in Dearborn, Livonia, and Southfield, we can make the process of getting contact lenses much simpler. Let’s look at some things to know about contacts.
What Are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are a vision correction tool. They are small, flexible lenses that go directly over the eyeball. Unlike glasses, which can only improve your vision directly ahead of your face, contact lenses provide clarity to your entire field of vision. You will not only have clear peripheral vision, but you also won’t need to worry about seeing your glasses frames all the time. Contact lenses also require a prescription to work correctly, so you need to visit your optometrist.
The Advantages of Contact Lenses
Since contact lenses are situated right over the lens of the eye, they improve your entire vision. You won’t need to worry about a lack of vision if you’re trying to look anywhere except directly ahead of you. Contact lenses are also a good option for people who play sports or work manual jobs.
Contacts allow you to see clearly without worrying about losing or breaking your glasses. They also provide more freedom when it comes to style. Glasses frames can be stylish, but they are very visible. Contacts allow you more flexibility.
The Disadvantages of Contact Lenses
While contact lenses can be great for many people, they have their downfalls. Since they are directly on your eye, your risk of eye infection increases. You can bring those chances down with strict sanitary practices, but it’s still riskier than glasses. You also still need to have a pair of glasses for the times right before bed and after you wake up. Even if you don’t use your glasses often, you’ll still need to keep track of them in addition to your contacts.
Contact Our Eye Doctors at Michigan Eyecare Institute
If you are interested in trying contact lenses, our optometrists at Michigan Eyecare Institute are here to help. We can provide the necessary exams, then teach you how to use your lenses safely. Call our Dearborn office today at (313) 582-7440, our Livonia office at (734) 464-7800, or our Southfield office at (248) 352-2806. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.