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Eyeglasses vs Contact Lenses: Why Having Both May Be Best

Our eyes are one of the most important, and sensitive organs, in our body, and they require regular and proper care to ensure they stay healthy and prevent any vision problems.

Whether you wear eyeglasses/contact lenses, or you have good eyesight, there are a number of ways you can protect your vision, including:

  • scheduling regular eye exams with your local optometrist
  • Following a healthy diet and lifestyle
  • being aware of your family’s history of eye conditions (eg. glaucoma)
  • wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays
  • wearing protective eyewear when playing sports


Affordable and Quality Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses in Calgary

At Market Mall Optometry, we understand that every patient is unique. Whatever your budget, taste, and lifestyle, we offer a wide range of quality eyeglasses and contact lenses to keep your vision clear and comfortable.

Our optometrists can help you select the right frames and guide you through a contact lens fitting to ensure you’re taking care of your eyes properly.

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Eyeglasses vs Contact Lenses: Why Both May Be The Best Option

One of the most common questions we hear at our eye clinic is: Which is better for my lifestyle - contact lenses or eyeglasses? In fact, both contacts and traditional eyeglasses present distinct advantages to the wearer.

Here are just some of the many reasons why you might consider using both.

Traditional Eyeglasses

Just because eyeglasses are the more traditional option, doesn’t mean that they’re old fashioned and out of date. In fact, advancements in both frames and eyeglass lens technology mean that spectacles are now able to meet the ever-changing demands of patients’ modern lifestyles.

On top of that, your eyeglasses can also help you make a bold fashion statement and can be a reflection of your unique personality.

Benefits of Eyeglasses

  • They don’t require frequent replacement, meaning that you can keep your favourite frames and simply change your lenses if they get scratched or your prescription changes.
  • Eyeglasses are a very low maintenance option and are extremely easy to put on/take off, and look after.
  • Eyeglass lenses can protect you from many harmful substances such as dust, wind, debris, and even UV rays and blue light.

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Contact Lenses Open Up a Whole New World of Opportunities

Even if you are wearing eyeglasses, having contact lenses available can open you up to a world of exciting possibilities. Because the lenses sit directly on your eye, they give you a wider field of vision and allow you to participate in sports and other activities unimpeded.

Some of the great benefits of having contact lenses include:

  • They provide a wider and improved field of vision
  • They give you greater visual acuity
  • They won’t break or get damaged while you’re playing sports
  • They won’t fog up due to poor weather



The Best Team: Contact Lenses and Eyeglasses

Regardless of whether you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses more often, you should give both a try. Both products offer incredible benefits in terms of eye health, ease of use, and clear vision. Talk to your optometrist to discover more about how each can improve your unique situation.


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To find out more about how eyeglasses and contact lenses can help improve your eyesight, contact our Calgary eye clinic at 403-286-4884 or book a contact lens fitting today.


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