Fed-up with Glasses? Try Contact Lenses!

Fed-up with Glasses? Try Contact Lenses!

Spectacles have been the go-to solution for vision correction for centuries. However, despite their practicality, many people are fed-up with wearing them. Glasses can be inconvenient and uncomfortable, causing many people to search for alternative solutions. Here we will explore why people are fed-up with spectacles, the advantages of wearing contact lenses and how Eye Emporium can help.

Why Are People Fed-up with Spectacles?

One of the primary reasons people are fed-up with glasses is their inconvenience. Spectacles can be bulky and uncomfortable, making them unsuitable for many activities. For example, people who enjoy sports or outdoor activities may find it difficult to wear spectacles as they can get knocked off or broken. Furthermore, people who work in environments where they need to wear safety equipment may find spectacles obstructive.

Another reason people are fed-up with spectacles is their aesthetic. Glasses can sometimes be unflattering or distracting, especially if they do not suit the person wearing them. Additionally, some people may feel self-conscious wearing prescription glasses, particularly if they are concerned about their appearance.

Also, spectacles can be inconvenient for people who have a busy lifestyle. People who are always on the go may find it time-consuming to constantly put on and take off their glasses, and they may not always have a convenient place to store them.

How Contact Lenses Can Help?

Contact lenses provide an alternative solution for people who don’t feel comfortable wearing glasses. They are small, thin lenses that sit directly on the eye's surface, providing clear vision without the need for prescription glasses.

They offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Convenience: contact lenses are easy to wear and provide clear vision without the need for glasses. They offer a wider field of view, providing uninterrupted peripheral vision, which can be beneficial for activities such as driving or playing sports. They also do not fog up in cold or humid environments, making them ideal for winter or summer activities.

  • Comfort: they are lightweight and sit directly on the eye, providing a more natural feeling than glasses.

  • Aesthetics: contact lenses are virtually invisible, providing a more natural appearance than spectacles.

  • Freedom: they provide more freedom for people who enjoy sports, outdoor activities, or work in environments where spectacles are unsuitable.

There is no specific minimum age for wearing contact lenses. However, it is generally recommended that children start wearing contact lenses after they have developed good personal hygiene habits and are responsible enough to take care of their lenses properly.

What Are the Main Types of Contact Lenses?

There are several types of contact lenses, each with its unique features and benefits. Here are some of the most common types of contact lenses:

  • Daily: These lenses are designed to be worn for a single day, then discarded. They are convenient, as there is no need for cleaning or maintenance, and they are ideal for people who don't wear contact lenses regularly or those with allergies or sensitivities.

  • Weekly and Monthly: they are designed to be worn for a week or a month, respectively, before being discarded. They require regular cleaning and disinfecting, but they are more cost-effective than daily disposable lenses.

  • Toric: they are designed for people with astigmatism, a common condition where the cornea or lens is irregularly shaped, causing blurry or distorted vision. Toric contact lenses have different powers in different meridians, which help correct the distortion caused by astigmatism.

  • Multifocal: these contact lenses are designed for people who need both near and distance correction, such as those with presbyopia, a condition where the eyes' ability to focus on near objects decreases with age. Multifocal lenses have multiple prescriptions in a single lens, allowing the wearer to see clearly at different distances.

  • Colored: they can change the color of the eyes, either subtly or dramatically. They are available in prescription and non-prescription options and can be used for cosmetic or medical purposes.

  • Rigid gas permeable: these lenses are made of a firm, oxygen-permeable material that allows the eyes to breathe. They provide excellent vision correction for people with high prescriptions, astigmatism, or certain corneal conditions. They require more frequent cleaning and adaptation period compared to soft lenses.

  • Hybrid: these lenses combine the best features of rigid gas permeable and soft lenses, with a firm center for clear vision and a soft outer ring for comfort. They are designed for people with irregular corneas or who are unable to wear rigid lenses comfortably.

Where to Buy Contact Lenses?

Eye Emporium and Open Eye are both independent opticians in London that offer a large range of contact lenses online or in any of their shops in London. We provide professional services, including eye tests and contact lens fittings. We offer a large range of contact lenses, including daily, weekly, and monthly disposables, toric lenses for people with astigmatism, and multifocal lenses for people who need both near and distance correction.

If you're interested in trying contact lenses, book an online appointment with us today in one of our 6 shops in London and let your local optometrists help you find the perfect type of lens for your needs.


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