Banner Backup Image

Converting From Glasses to Contact Lenses

If you want to convert to using contact lenses, you’re not on your own. An estimate by the American Optometric Association tells us that around 45 million people are using contact lenses. Converting from wearing glasses to contact lenses is a great idea but a very big decision. The reason is that contact lenses can help you to correct most of the problems related to wearing Glasses. For instance; you don’t have to suffer a restrictive frame that surrounds your vision.

Contact lenses come in handy for prescription eye care. You can use it to solve many refractive errors such as; presbyopia, astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. Not only that, you can use contact lenses to cure other eye diseases like cornea damage or keratoconus which comes as a result of injury or infection. However, the important factor is whether using contact lenses will be good for you. In this case, the best way to find out will be to inquire from your opticians or doctor which prescription eye care would be best for you. Also, you can experiment with the sample given to you for a short time to evaluate its pros and cons.

Pros of Converting from Glasses to Contact Lenses

You will have Full Focused Vision

Even though glasses and contact lenses come with similar prescription strength, contacts provide a full focused field of vision everywhere you look. Since they move at the same time as your eyes, the contact lenses can aid you in keeping track of activities with direct, sharp, and peripheral vision. With contact lenses, you are saying farewell to distortions and reflections of light which glasses deliver. Contact lenses do not catch water spots or steam up when you open the oven or are out in the rain. The wearer will enjoy wide ranges of field vision.

You are Free to Have an Active Life

With contact lenses, you have the flexibility and freedom to enjoy your active lifestyle. Lenses are less cumbersome and lighter than glasses, and this means that you can move and run with ease. Furthermore, if you are a sports person, lenses will never hamper your protective gear. They do not slip off or bounce around, pinch you on the nose, rub your ears, or restrict or slow your movements.

Contact Lenses Can Give You More Confidence

Although wearing eyeglasses is not a bad thing, contact lenses have a way of enhancing your self-confidence. You will have a natural look when wearing contact lenses instead of obscuring your face with glasses. With contacts, it is easy to show off your eyelash extensions or eye make-up.

Types of Contact Lenses

If you have decided to convert to contact lenses, you have to consider the type of lenses that can suit your lifestyle. There are so many different options out there, but in this article, we are interested in two types which are; reusable and disposable contact lenses.

Reusable Contact Lenses

These are the type of lenses which you can use to correct long or short-sightedness. You can wear them every day, but instead of throwing them away, you can clean them and store them for use later. They prove to be economical, and you can even sleep with them in.


  • They are cheaper
  • More convenient
  • You will have more usage time
  • You can use them for eyesight corrections
  • They provide more comfort to the eyes

Disposable Contact Lenses

This type of contact lenses is those that you cannot use more than once. They come in three different types which are;

  • Daily disposable
  • Weekly disposable
  • Monthly disposable

With this type, you don’t have to worry about maintenance or upkeep. You only have to open a fresh pack every morning and dispose of them at night.

After going through this article, you can now convert from using glasses to contact lenses with ease. The price may be on the high side, but they are quite convenient, comfortable, and safe for your health. If you’d like to find out more about switching to contact lenses or would like to book in an eye test, please feel free to get in touch.

Socialise with Simon Donne

Keep up to date with our latest offers and events by following us on facebook and twitter