There are numerous options for vision correction, but most choose their primary corrective eyewear to be either prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. At Tran Vision Center in Laredo, TX, our staff can help you decide what works best for you, but here are a few things to consider ahead of time.

Benefits of Eyeglasses

Many people choose eyeglasses because they are so simple. You can keep them on your nightstand and put them on seconds after waking up in the morning. Glasses can be cleaned quickly and easily almost anywhere. A pair of glasses also lasts longer than contacts, and there is an option to get specialty lenses and coatings to protect against the sun or glare from computers or smartphones. Many people also find the wide selection of frames quite fashionable.

Contact Lens Benefits

For some, eyeglasses don’t feel fashionable, and having contact lenses helps many people blend in. Unless you are getting contacts for the first time after wearing glasses or are changing your eye color with contacts, most people won’t draw attention to your new contact lenses. Often, people who play sports or who are active in other ways like wearing contact lenses because don’t have to worry about glasses falling off or breaking while they are doing something active. Since contacts are fitted directly to the eye, many people find that there are fewer obstructions, and they have better peripheral vision when they are wearing contacts vs. glasses. If you do choose contacts, it is important to keep them clean and be aware of a greater risk of conditions such as dry eye syndrome and computer vision syndrome. It may be necessary to keep a pair of eyeglasses as well to give your eyes a break when needed.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor Today!

Call Tran Vision Center today at (956) 791-5967 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist.