Are Contact Lenses Right for You? Pros and Cons to Consider

Contact lenses are a popular alternative to glasses for many people, offering clear vision without the inconvenience of frames sitting on your face. But are contact lenses right for you? In this blog post, we will explore the pros and cons of contact lenses to help you make an informed decision.

Pros of Contact Lenses:

  • Improved Vision: Contact lenses sit directly on the eye, providing a wider field of view and often better visual acuity than glasses.
  • Convenience: Contact lenses do not get in the way during physical activity and allow for more freedom of movement. They also do not fog up in cold weather, unlike glasses.
  • Aesthetics: Contact lenses can enhance your appearance by allowing you to show off your natural eye color or change it up with colored lenses.
  • Variety: There are many types of contact lenses available, including daily disposable, weekly disposable, monthly disposable, and extended wear lenses, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your lifestyle.

Cons of Contact Lenses:

  • Maintenance: Contact lenses require daily cleaning and storage to prevent infections and maintain their longevity.
  • Comfort: While many people find contact lenses comfortable, some may experience dry eyes or irritation, especially with extended wear.
  • Cost: Contact lenses can be more expensive than glasses, especially if you require daily disposables or specialty lenses.
  • Risk of Infection: Improper use or cleaning of contact lenses can increase the risk of eye infections, such as conjunctivitis or corneal ulcers.


While contact lenses offer many benefits, they may not be right for everyone. If you are considering contact lenses, it is important to discuss your options with your optometrist to determine if they are a good fit for your lifestyle and vision needs. Additionally, proper care and handling of contact lenses are crucial to maintaining healthy eyes and avoiding infections.

At Invision Optical, we offer a wide range of contact lenses and can help you find the right type and fit for your individual needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced optometrists and see if contact lenses are right for you.