See the best of both worlds – glasses and contact lenses

Love the smart, intellectual vibe you get from glasses, but like the flexibility contact lenses offer? That’s cool – you can have both.

Choosing the right form of eye correction doesn’t have to come down to one or the other between glasses and contacts.

You can have both worlds and enjoy the flexibility of being able to decide on a day-by-day basis if today is a fabulous frame kind of day, or a fresh-faced contacts day.

“Most patients find they appreciate the combination of glasses and contact lenses,” optometrist Peter Larsen says.

The benefits of contact lenses

Contact lenses have come a long way over the years, and their advanced technology now means they are more comfortable than ever to wear.

The latest contact lenses allow maximum hydration and oxygen transfer, keeping your eyes moist and your vision clear.

“For the active person who needs vision correction, contact lenses are a great option,” Peter says.

“We also find that people with dry eye can really benefit from the latest products available.”

Other advantages of contact lenses include:

  • Allowing you to have more freedom in your daily activities such as exercise, and not having to worry about breaking or losing your glasses.
  • Giving you broader visual range without obstruction from your glasses frame or distortion from glare and reflections.
  • Providing greater natural vision as contacts move with your eye.
  • They don’t fog up.

Why eyeglasses are a great option

Prescription glasses remain a classic and reliable solution for visual correction.

Here is why they’re still a popular choice:

  • Prescription glasses can be combined with sun-protective lenses, so they double as sunglasses and protect your eyes from UV damage.
  • They’re convenient and cost-effective.
  • They can protect your eyes from irritants such as dust, dirt and other particles.
  • With a variety of frame shapes, colours and prints available, you can curate a wardrobe of eyeglasses to complement your style or mood.

How to find an eyewear solution that is right for you

Peter recommends when patients see their optometrists for their next regular eye health check, they should ask if they can trial contact lenses.

“Your optometrist will work with you to understand which lens best suits your vision needs and lifestyle,” Peter says.

“They will recommend a lens from the range which includes daily, monthly and fortnightly wear.

“We help find the right product and train people in how to insert and remove them, so they are set up for success.”

Peter says once people have their recommended product and contact lens prescription, they can purchase that product and prescription anywhere.

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