The choice between wearing eyeglasses and contact lenses can be a difficult one, but there are many great reasons to choose the later. If you have been thinking of trying them, you might wonder just how to use and care for them as well as what kind of benefits they come with. If you haven't seen the eye doctor for a while, it may be time to schedule your eye exam with an optometrist on our team. Call us at Broadway Eye Clinic serving Salt Lake City, UT, Utah, to schedule an appointment for an eye exam and a fitting.
Getting Started with Contact Lenses
Trying them for the first time can be a frustrating experience but, it's important to stick with it to get used to inserting them and removing them. An eye doctor on our team can help you. While there is a learning curve in the beginning, most people quickly learn how to handle theirs and have no further problems with them. You get muscle memory after practicing the handling of them, and they are easy to use after that. Get the help of an optometrist on our team if you are having trouble.
There are a lot of benefits of wearing them. Both they and glasses are great at correcting vision, and each has its own benefits. For contacts, patients benefit because they don't usually need to have any maintenance while you're wearing them. When you wear eyeglasses, they will need to be adjusted and cleaned throughout the day. However, contacts require little thought and no maintenance once they're in. You can insert them and not think about them again until it's bedtime. This makes them a highly convenient form of vision correction.
With these types of lenses, you have a full visual field that is corrected. When you wear glasses, you are only correcting the forward portion of your field of vision, and the frames of them are visible. Contacts come with no frames, and they give you better vision to the side as well as straight ahead.
For patients who active lifestyles, these lenses are often the better choice. They don't get fogged up or fall off during vigorous motion as happens during workouts. They remain in place and are perfect for wearing while running or playing sports.
Visit an Optometrist on Our Team
To get these lenses, you need a fresh prescription from the eye doctor. You can call us at (801) 322-0467 for Broadway Eye Clinic serving Salt Lake City, UT, Utah, to schedule your appointment for an eye exam. Let us know that you are interested in wearing theses lenses so that you can get a fitting exam.