When it comes to buying glasses or contact lenses, people don't just consider cost. They are looking for quality, convenience, and how wearing the glasses or contacts will make them feel. They may think about the type of lifestyle they have when choosing glasses or contacts. They have to consider what will be practical for the activities they will be involved in. Many people consider it prudent to buy at least three pairs of glasses, one for business, one for leisure activities, and sunglasses. Other people feel that it is better to buy contact lenses
because they are less likely to get broken and easy to take out if necessary.
Photometric lenses are sensitive to the sun and protect the eyes from its damaging rays. When outside the lenses darken, but inside a building the lenses lighten until they are clear. This makes photometric lenses one of the more popular features of eyeglasses. Other popular features for glasses are anti-reflective, scratch resistant, and UV coatings.
Glasses become the focal point of the face and are usually the first thing other people are likely to notice. People that are buying glasses often take this into consideration and choose frames that will be likely to flatter them or give them a more professional image.
Eyeglasses have been around since the thirteenth century. Contact lenses are the "new kid on the block" having only been in use for the last hundred years. More features for contacts have been added in recent years. It is these new features that entice people to buy contact lenses in the first place.
There are contacts that have been invented for people with dry eyes and contacts that are made with a soft gel like substance making them softer and more comfortable to wear. There are contact lenses that come in colors. These can be made to simply enhance natural eye color or to completely change a person's eye color. There are contacts that can be discarded after a single day of wear and contacts that can be worn without being removed for up to a week.
Athletes that wear glasses might have to take them off during events to prevent their glasses from getting knocked off or broken. Contact lenses leave the wearer with an unobstructed view, which is ideal for athletes.
In 2007 Contact Lenses in Pediatrics did a study on teenagers and children. The participants were given contact lenses to wear. Three months later the participants reported that they felt better about how they looked. They were complemented on how good they looked without glasses and they felt they could see better during their daily or extracurricular activities. They also felt that the contact lenses were easier to care for than glasses.
There are a few ways to purchase contact lenses. The most obvious one is to buy them from an eye doctor. Many eye doctors offer contacts at competitive prices. They even offer discounts if a person buys contact lenses in bulk.
Another option is to buy the contacts at optical chains or mass merchandisers. Stores such as Pearle Vision or Sears usually offer eye exams and contact lens fittings in addition to having an ample supply of contact lenses to choose from.
The best option is to order contact lenses online. Many eye doctors have websites that make it easy to place orders for contact lenses at any time. Online orders can be mailed or picked up in person. Most internet stores will drop the shipping charges for large orders.
People purchase contact lenses for more than just convenience and quality. Contact lenses offer wearers a modern solution to eyeglasses. They give the wearer confidence in their appearance. Contact lenses fit with just about any lifestyle from athletic to business.