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Contact Lens vs Traditional Glasses

Contact Lens

If you are dealing with vision problems, you probably have a lot of questions. Should you wear contacts or eyeglasses? Where can you find a dependable eye doctor? Our team at SouthWest Eye Care in Bakersfield can help you find the best vision correction options.

Vision Correction Options

Contacts and glasses both offer plenty of advantages. Eyeglasses are low-maintenance, easy to wear, and suitable for most uses. Contacts are virtually invisible and don't block your field of vision. If you're trying to decide between contacts and glasses, you will want to take your preferences and lifestyle into consideration. Very active people may find contacts to be a better option than glasses.

However, for those that have dry or sensitive eyes, glasses can be more comfortable to wear. You don't necessarily have to choose one or the other. Many people wear both contacts and eyeglasses, just not at the same time. Your optometrist can talk to you about both options and help you find a solution that you're happy with.

Can I Wear Contacts?

In the past, contact lenses weren't an option for people suffering from dry eye or astigmatism. Now, however, that's no longer the case. There have been many advances in contact lenses, which means most people can wear them successfully.

There are many types of contacts to choose from, including daily disposable and extended wear lenses. Our optometry specialists can help you find the right contacts for your needs, help you pick out a pair of glasses, or assist you with both options.

Visit Our Experienced Optometrists in Bakersfield, CA

Whether you are dealing with newly discovered vision problems or thinking about switching to glasses or contacts, meeting with an eye care expert is key. Not only can you get an eye exam, but you can ask plenty of questions about both options. Reach out to SouthWest Eye Care by calling our team today at (661) 833-4040 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.