Contact lens or glasses?

United States
November 15, 2008 9:01am CST
They are easy to carry and easy to handle, you can take them off whenever you want and as per your convenience! But your glasses give you the "not-so-fashionable" look! Contact lenses are trendy but they can be a real nightmare at times! You have to put in the extra care for them but they are the "in-thing"! So what would you prefer? Contact lens or glasses?
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8 responses
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I prefer glasses over contact lenses. I did a trial with contact lenses a couple of years back and man, I do not like having to deal with rinsing them, trying to place them in my eyes, etc etc. One time I got scared when one of the lenses got up too far in my eye and I had to blink it back down to get it. See, I like glasses because I have to do is get some solution and wipe them down if they are too dirty. There are so many trendy glasses that when it is time to pick out a new pair, you get to fashion them in the mirror and see which ones say you. The only thing you can do with contact lenses is get them in different colors or even patterns which are not suitable for everyday wear anyway.
• United States
16 Nov 08
I absolutely agree with your views. Once one of my lens just fell down from my hand while I was applying it. Searching for it such a pain in the neck only to find that it had damaged and had to be urgently replaced. Glasses offer more variety in terms of color and patterns!
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
17 Nov 08
I wear glasses now. I don't care of others consider contacts to be fashionable. My glasses look fine. 3 Years ago, I started having pain in my right eye and went to the eye doctor. He told me if I hadn't gone to see him when I did, I would have gone blind. My scratched permanently and infected to the point that I needed to take antibiotics by mouth and drops in my eyes. MY eyes are still not good all because of contacts. It's not worth it!
• United States
18 Nov 08
Oh my! That was a horrible thing to happen! It really isn't worth to wear glasses then. And as far as fashion fashion is concerned I think you look good by your attitude not by your appearance! Thanks for the information, I was planning to switch to contact lenses now I'll give that a second thought! take care.
@leateagee (3667)
• China
16 Nov 08
I use both. But when I go out at night and eyeglasses will hinder my work I put on the lenses. Hot summer days really make my nose sweat a lit so I use contacts so that I could use my sunglasses. But since I started teaching and I know I need to look mature so I always wear my glasses. But if its not that complex, I wish wear contacts as often as possible. Take care =)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Wearing contact lenses is certainly complex! But the positive side as u mentioned is that you can put on your sunglasses! You can even wear lenses in different colors for that different look if you are going in a party! :) Happy mylotting!
@angemac23 (2005)
• Canada
18 May 09
I used to prefer contacts but after finding out the damage they were doing to my eyes, I now prefer glasses and rarely wear contacts anymore!
@myclique (116)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
glasses. i forget things easily. chances are i'll forget to take off the contact lenses and end up with an eye irritation.
@fedge098 (1331)
• Philippines
16 Nov 08
I prefer both. I use contact lenses whenever I go out of the house - to work or to mall. It feels better to look at things when I use contact lenses. Much better, much clearer. On the other hand, I use my eyeglasses at home. This is to relax my eyes from using contact lenses. They say too much use of contact lenses may cause your eyes to have some sort of rashes or something. Though eyeglasses cause your eyes to get higher grades, I still use them at home.
• Philippines
15 Nov 08
i have never tried wearing contact lenses but i always like the idea of wearing one. i have always asked my dad if i could buy a pair for me but he always said no. he feels that it is dangerous for the eyes because im sticking a foreign object in my eye. one false move can also make me loose my contacts, and sometimes because i am forgetfull, i might forget to take it off when i sleep. so i have realized what my father said and stuck with glasses. its easy to use and these days there are a lot of fashionable glasses to use that wearing glasses would look cooler than wearing contact lenses
@sindhu88 (306)
• India
15 Nov 08
i think glases are best becaz we should take lots of care for lens . Often using lens in hot areas and while cooking may cause them to melt and lots of problem to eyes. They look trendy but we wil not feel comfort with them .