eye glasses or contact lense?

June 24, 2007 9:28am CST
I am a near sighted person. I was recommended to wear eye glasses 5 years ago, but i was not religious at all. I find it so uncomfortable wearing this. My friend who wears contact lens told me that wearing so is much comfortable than wearing an eyeglasses... Who among you there wears contact lens instead of glasses?is it more comfortable/advantageous?
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• United States
24 Jun 07
I wear eyeglasses. I'm near-sighted also, and have been wearing glasses since I was 10 years old. I'm 37 now. At first, they were only needed to see the chalkboard and to watch t.v., but over the years, I've had to wear them more, such as for driving. The only time I take them off now, is when I'm reading a book or magazine. I've thought about getting contacts, but decided against them when I was married to my ex-husband. He wore contacts, and he had so much trouble with them. He constantly had red eyes, and even when he changed from hard lenses to the soft extended type lenses, he still had problems. And if you lose a lense, you're in trouble. I'll just stick with eyeglasses. They're much less trouble to deal with.
@moudas (259)
• India
24 Jun 07
One advantage of wearing contacts is that they won't get in the way while playing sports, cheerleading, dancing or doing other exercises. There are also no rims there to interfere with your side, or peripheral, vision. When you're active, contact lenses don't steam up or slide down your nose. Plus, they eliminate that annoying pressure behind your ears.The price of contact lenses is comparable to that of an average pair of eyeglasses, often less than many of today's "designer" frames alone -- and that is without the lenses for the frames.Today's lens care systems are easy and quick to use. Many contacts can be ready to wear in just five minutes.Except for water sports, contacts are very safe. They can't be broken or knocked off the face and they provide unobstructed peripheral vision.Soft lenses conform to the shape of the eye, are larger in diameter and are tucked under the eyelids, so they usually don't move out of place or fall out. Plus, they're usually more stable than glasses, especially for sports.
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@wilynn (753)
• Singapore
7 Jul 07
I don't find wearing contact lens comfortable at all. It gets kind of dry and irritates me. Its difficult to maintain. Hence, I ended up using dailies to make sure it is hygenic and it does not get too dry. I think the most comfortable is lasik which my bf refused for me to go through that operation. Sigh... nevertheless, I will still try...
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