This is always a question which remains rhetorical for many reasons which I shall endeavour to explain.
Not too long ago one of my friends showed up one day looking absolutely gorgeous and I was amazed at her deep blue eyes and said that I had never noticed that she had such beautiful eyes whereupon she remarked ‘These are actually contact lenses and I chose this colour’ and the technological ingenuity of invention dawned upon me at that moment that one can transform one’s looks so simply with a bit of technical knowledge.
The array of colours available in contact lenses to my way of thinking wins the contest hands down, anytime in terms of being able to wake up one morning with the most beautiful brown eyes and then the very next day with eyes as green as emeralds and then perhaps who knows maybe a date with someone special would necessitate wearing violet hued contact lenses.
I, for one, know that my glasses, however, fancy cannot compare in this sense but what are the options available to someone who is making a choice between whether to wear contact lenses or glasses.
There are numerous choices available and each one has its own merits.
When I was sitting in the optician’s chair I decided that it was too difficult to choose between one or the other and was given the luxury of having both options available.
Then the various types of contact lenses were explained to me.
I could choose from any of the following:
Lenses that allowed one to sleep with them in and that seemed very attractive to me as who would want to sit in front of a mirror each night manipulating one’s eye to pop out the contact lenses which for the most part would land on my lap or even on the bathroom floor to my astonishment and I would end up scrambling around on the floor trying to find a tiny piece of saucer shaped plastic which was my visionary lifesaver.
Then there are lenses for Astigmatism which is when the cornea is not perfectly rounded in shape and these lenses come in daily supply or reusable.
The next category of lenses are reusable lenses and daily disposable lenses and again all depending on the individual and their needs.
I liked the daily disposable ones as they could be replaced with a new set each day but again, each category has its merits and it is very much a personal choice depending on the wearer of optical lenses.
Glasses, to me, also had many positives such as the following.
They could be worn with ease without having to put them in and take them out like contact lenses.
They could be safely stored in a case for spectacles and tucked into one’s handbag or briefcase if one chooses to wear them only on special occasions such as watching a movie or watching television.
They can be tinted for outdoor wear to ensure that they perform the same type of function as sunglasses in terms of blocking out UV rays and harsh glare.
They come in such a variety of styles and shapes that one can choose ultra stylish frames or mod frames or alternatively more geeky type frames depending on one’s style and personality.
I would recommend glasses as backup even if one has contact lenses, in case something happens to contact lenses.
Some of the unexpected emergencies when wearing contact lenses could be:
Losing one or both when inserting them or taking them out
Tearing the contact lenses with one’s sharp nails [and it can happen]
Running out of solution which is important for contact lenses to ensure they are properly cleaned and maintained unless you use the daily ones which come in their own solution.
Having an eye infection which prevents one from wearing contact lenses and then the backup of glasses is beneficial.
However, there are also disadvantages to choosing glasses such as misplacing them or dropping them by accident and damaging the lenses
I do tend to feel that it really does depend on a large range of personal issues and variables as to which one is best for the individual wearer and to also try out both options and then to do what suits you best as each person has different views and opinions and to then make an informed decision for yourself.