Contact Lenses vs Glasses

Contact Lenses vs Glasses

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
Contact Lenses vs Glasses

Is it better to wear glasses or contacts? Learn the 6 ultimate reasons why it is better to wear contact lenses, especially on the computer.

Is it better to wear glasses or contacts?

It’s an argument as heated as cats vs. dogs, Beatles vs. Stones and crunchy peanut butter vs. smooth peanut butter. Some wearers will opt for a combination of the two, whilst others have a solid preference for one and stick to it.

However, misconceptions about contact lenses, even today, can sometimes prevent people from giving them a try. The most important thing you should know is that contact lenses are very safe to wear, with any potential issues easily avoidable with proper care and close attention to hygiene.

Is it better to wear glasses or contacts while on the computer?

Staring excessively at a computer screen reduces the amount of times we blink, this can cause dry, irritated eyes regardless of whether you wear glasses or contact lenses. Wearing glasses in front of a computer is beneficial when it’s fitted with a blue light filter, or if they are anti-glare glasses to help protect your eyes. Contact lenses are fine to wear in front of the computer provided they are highly breathable and hold a high water content to maintain hydration and moisture. In addition, a highly porous lens (made of silicone hydrogel) will help increase the supply of oxygen going into your eyes and keep them refreshed. 

If you’re pro-glasses and have never considered contact lenses, it might be worth reading these 6 reasons why you should break free from frames and consider giving lenses a go.


1. They’re great for active people.

For keen athletes and active individuals, contact lenses offer the most efficient solution for eyewear. They don’t move around when your head or eyes move, meaning you won’t have to worry about them falling out and potentially breaking. Contact lenses rarely escape from the eye socket and on the incredibly rare occasion when they do (most commonly if a wearer rubs their eyes too hard), they’re very difficult to break.

Less obstructive than glasses, contacts also won’t interfere with safety gear such as helmets, caps and googles.


Woman running with contact lenses

2. Clearer vision.

Contacts sit comfortably on the curvature of the eye, giving you a wider field of view than glasses lenses, and excellent focus. Your lenses won’t be affected by more adverse weather conditions such as fog and rain, while they also won’t steam up in hotter conditions. Reflections and distortions that can arise with glasses will become a thing of the past, and you won’t have to worry about scratches to the lens that would otherwise have you forking out for a new pair of spectacles.


3. You can get creative.

Want to change your eye colour? Contact lenses come in an array of shades that allow you to temporarily and safely change the colour of your eyes.

Whether you want a more natural and subtle change, or to stand out from the crowd, we offer a fantastic range of coloured contact lenses from Acuvue, Air Optix and FreshLook.


4. You don’t have to compromise on style

Glasses can certainly complement your look, but they can also get in the way, particularly if you wear eye makeup.

Many people who wear glasses have to opt for light reactive lenses to protect their eyes from UV rays. As well as being expensive, they don’t come in the versatile and fashionable range that sunglasses do.


Woman applying eye makeup

5. Comfort

Contact lenses can be supplied for even the most specific of prescriptions. You’ll find there are toric lenses for astigmatism, as well as multifocals for those who require multiple prescriptions in one lens to correct presbyopia.

Even sensitive eyes can enjoy maximum comfort with our comfi Pure 1 Day contact lenses, perfectly suited for those who often suffer from dry eyes.


6. Life is just easier

For starters, it’s easier to kiss, as contacts won’t get in the way of those sweet moments like some clunky spectacles could. You can also ride roller coasters without worrying they’ll fall off and you also won’t have to deal with lens glare next time you take a selfie. We think those are all excellent reasons to wear contacts instead of glasses.

What are the pros and cons of contact lenses and glasses

Pros of contact lenses

- Fit perfectly onto your eyes, reducing any vision obstructions
- Offer better side eye vision
- Suits any lifestyle and activity 
- Aren't affected by weather

Cons of contact lenses

- Contact lenses can require care if they are monthly or two weekly lenses
- More expensive than glasses

While we hope we’ve convinced you to take a look at lenses as an alternative to glasses, the best way of knowing if they’re right for you is to try them out for yourself. We highly recommend speaking to your optician before you go lens shopping to find out which lenses are suited to your eyes. Remember, after you’ve been given your contact lens prescription, you can save money on high street optician’s prices when you buy your contact lenses online at

1 Comment
  • Mel McCoy Replied On 05 May 2017
    You will also be able to peel onions without shedding a tear... yes, it's absolutely true! It's like magic for eyes!! 😂✨
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