If you have a visual impairment, you may be considering any of the following eye care options: eyeglasses, contact lenses, or Lasik eye surgery. Each of these options is quite different, and knowing which one is right for you is crucial.
Which Eye Care Solution Is Best for You?
Eyeglasses—Perhaps the most obvious way to see more clearly is to get glasses. Most people can easily wear glasses, and they correct your vision easily. They are often less expensive than contact lenses since contacts need to be replaced every day, and glasses are also less expensive than Lasik eye surgery. Glasses can also protect your eyes from potential injuries. However, glasses can be broken or lost if you take them off, and they may be uncomfortable or inconvenient in some cases.
Contact lenses—Like eyeglasses, contact lenses are a great eye care option to correct your vision, and there are many pros and cons of wearing contacts. Many contact lens wearers love that the lenses conform to the eye, providing you with infinite vision that may not be as attainable with glasses. Contacts can also make you look as if you don’t have a visual impairment, as they are less obvious than glasses. Contacts also do not fog up and are not affected by weather conditions, unlike glasses. However, some people may find that it is difficult to put contacts into their eyes, and contact lenses may also dry out your eye if you wear them too long.
Lasik eye surgery—The last eye care option is Lasik eye surgery, which involves a laser eye surgery to correct your vision. Results are immediate and long-lasting, and you do not have to worry about glasses or contact lenses. Your vision will be greatly improved, as recipients of the surgery regain 20/20 vision. However, this option can often be expensive, and you must remain awake during the surgery so that your eyes can be open for the laser.
Your eye care is important! Find out which vision corrector is right for you by coming in for an eye exam with one of our optometrists at Valley Eyecare Center. Call (602) 955-2700 or visit our website to learn more information.