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Glasses or Contacts Everyone at some time or another visits the optometrist When people have perfect vision 2020 they dont require glasses or contacts but the other hand most people leave the office with a pair of glasses or a box of contact lenses and choosing between glasses or contacts is a big decision Obviously the price of contacts and glasses will have an influence in some way or another on which one you choose Some people like flashing expensive labels and names at their friends but most people need to find the cheapest alternative that they can The cost of contacts ranging from 50-80 a box really adds up One box contains six individual contact lens and lasts up to about three months According to the optometrist the wearer needs to change contacts every two weeks Glasses on the other hand range from 150 to 300 depending on the kind of frame and lenses one chooses Glasses will last usually two to three years until the prescription changes or until the lens or the frames get damaged in some way Thus glasses have a higher up-front cost but contacts will cost more over the life of the prescription unless you regularly lose your glasses If you dont have the money up front you may find yourself choosing contacts just because of the lower initial cost Unquestionably comfort plays an important part in choosing contacts or glasses Deciding whether to have contacts or glasses depends on the structure and flexibility of ones eyes Contacts rarely give trouble to the wearer Being light weight flexible and allowing the eye to breathe contacts have an advantage over glasses Yet some people have very sensitive eyes which cause them to hesitate in choosing contacts They cant imagine touching their eyes or putting pieces of plastic into them Playing sports looking through microscopes or gazing through cameras makes contacts a better choice than glasses which have very bulky
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