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Both contact lenses and glasses are great at correcting vision and allowing you to see your best. However, which one should you pick? It all comes down to your lifestyle and your preferences. At Fountain Valley Optometry, we have shared the benefits of glasses and contact lenses with residents of Fountain Valley, CA for many years. Read on to learn more about the benefits of wearing glasses and contact lenses.

Wearing Glasses

Glasses have a classic look that many people prefer over wearing contacts. There are so many great styles, and it can be fun to find a new pair and wear them with confidence. Issues can occur when you wear glasses and are highly active. They can be knocked off or broken when playing sports. They will also get foggy when you are engaged in strenuous activities. However, they are also easy to wear and incredibly simple to put on and take off. They don't come with a learning curve as contact lenses do. They can be taken off and placed anywhere.

Wearing Contact Lenses

Many people who are highly active like wearing contact lenses because they stay in place and won't get foggy. They don't need frequent cleaning as glasses do, and many people don't like the way they look in glasses and choose contact lenses instead. They are great for people who are on the go, though it's not recommended to sleep in them. If you don't tend to fall asleep easily, contact lenses are a great way to correct your vision. They correct your entire visual field including your peripheral vision. And, there's no frame in your sight when you wear them.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Fountain Valley, CA

Whether you want to wear glasses or contact lenses, the eye care professionals at Fountain Valley Optometry are ready to assist you. Call us at (714) 210-2393 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.