Contact Lens vs Traditional Glasses

When you have the choice between contact lenses and traditional glasses, it can be hard to choose. Both have their own advantages and drawbacks. Both, however, are great for correcting vision. If it's time for you to get new glasses or contacts, call our Kansas City optometry center to make an eye exam appointment.

Contact Lenses

There are advantages and disadvantages to wearing contacts. One of the main advantages is that they are easy to wear and require no maintenance or care unless you develop dry eye. Contacts can increase the risk of developing dry eye, but otherwise, you don't have to think about your contacts at all during the day. You won't have to clean them a few times a day as you do with glasses. They are also great for people who have a lot of active activities. With contacts, you don't have to worry about them falling out or getting foggy as you exercise or play sports.


When you wear eyeglasses, they can be difficult to wear while doing strenuous activities. They also need to be cleaned often to keep them clear. However, they are often the right choice for people who don't like the idea of contacts and who like the way glasses look. For many people, wearing glasses is part of their look, and they love the way the glasses look on them. There is also no learning curve with glasses like there is with starting out with contacts. They are simple to put on and take off, taking just a second or two. They are also safe to fall asleep in.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometry Professionals in Dodge City

If you are having trouble making your decision between the two, the optometry professionals at Littlefield Optometry are ready to help you decide. Call us today at (816) 888-5400 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.

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