Contact Lenses or Glasses?!

Posted by Jenna | Tuesday, June 01, 2010

A little something many people probably don't know about me, even some family and friends, is that I wear reading glasses...or am supposed to anyways. When I was in college I found that my eyes were straining as I'd read and work on homework. It was then I realized the need for an eye appointment, and was not surprised at all when he told me I needed reading glasses. I have not always been the best about wearing them, but recently won a giveaway for a new pair of reading glasses and am doing my best to wear them as often as I can. I really love them!

Although they help out a lot while I'm working on the computer and reading with my kids...I am finding that as the years eyesight is gradually becoming poorer. As much as I hate to admit it, I am realizing that I may need glasses for more than just reading. Although I can see ok, it's not perfect and I have a feeling glasses would help my eyes to strain much less. The only problem is the thought of wearing glasses almost all the time! Not fun, as it's taken me years to just get used to my reading glasses.

Seeing how it's gotten to that point, I have strongly started to consider looking into and their large selection of contact lenses. They are a fairly new leading online retailer of contact lenses and are known for their great customer service and low prices. Definitely something to consider I think. Not only would I not have to wear glasses if I didn't want to, but I also wouldn't have to worry about my toddler and baby grabbing at them every chance they get.

How about you? Do you wear glasses or contacts? Which do you prefer? Having never had to wear glasses much, or contacts ever...I am curious as to what others experiences/preferences are.

** This review was sponsored by, however, my honest opinions and experiences were given and were not influenced in any way by monetary means.**

  1. Tara June 1, 2010 at 12:46 PM  

    I wear contacts. I wear Day and Night contacts and I absolutely love them. They are extended wear contacts so I am able to sleep in them. They are great! I actually was at the eye doctor on Saturday trying to find some new frames! They were EXPENSIVE! I am planning on just ordering some from online or a cheapy place in the mall! $150 even with insurance is a lot to pay for glasses!

  2. crisc23 June 1, 2010 at 12:51 PM  

    I don't wear either, I just wanted to say you look pretty w/ glasses =)

  3. MomLovesDeals June 1, 2010 at 5:21 PM  

    I wear glasses. I wore contacts for 6 years but got a horrible eye infection when I was in college. Even though it was 8 years ago, I haven't switched back because I'm scared, haha. I actually love my glasses though. They are somewhat of a trademark and this time, I let my 4 year old pick his favorite. They are different than anything I've ever worn but I have gotten so many compliments and I love them!!!

    I agree, you do look great with glasses!

  4. SocialStudiesSoubrette June 1, 2010 at 8:20 PM  

    I wear glasses. I have heard so many horror stories about the infections and cysts you can get from contacts that I never considered contacts. I like my glasses they are a fashion accessory. I get them on the cheap at Costco and have loved them every single time. I also bought some really nice and expensive sunglasses many moons ago that have stayed trendy for sometime and I have Costco put in new lenses for them every time I get a new prescription. Yep it will be a little rough getting used to wearing glasses but you wont have to worry about icky infections, cysts, or the contact getting stuck behind your eye (EWWWW). Your choice ultimately, just be informed :D

  5. Jenna June 1, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

    Thank you for the are too sweet! :) Also, thank you all for the input. You have all given me a great deal to think about and consider when it comes to glasses vs. contacts! Thank you!

  6. ♥Cari♥ June 1, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

    I use both. It really depends on what I'm doing that day and if I feel like dealing with my 2 yr old trying to take my glasses off. I've worn glasses for 20 yrs, so I'm definitely used to them. So used to them, in fact, that even if I have my contacts in, it's habit to push up on my glasses that are not there. lol

    As far as having problems w/ contacts..if you take care of them properly, you won't have any issues. I've worn contacts for about 10 yrs, and have never once had a problem. I clean them out every night and let them sit overnight as well. You shouldn't sleep in them as that is what causes them to dry out.

    Those glasses are adorable by the way! You look great!

  7. Dwalline June 2, 2010 at 9:13 AM  

    I have a very strong perscription ( my contacts are -13.00) and i am at the highest prescription that is commercially available in most brands) I believe all the Acuvue stop around -11) I have blue eyes that are VERY sensitive to the sun so whenever i know im going to be driving or outside a lot i always switch to contacts so i can wear sunglasses. I love my glasses thought now that i have found a FABULOUS doctor that got my prescription correct. After i moved from Long Island to upstate ny it took me 3 doctors and 5 years of barely wearing my glasses to find someone who believed me when i said i cant see!

    Now im terrible and sleep in my contacts a lot but to make up for it i try to wear my glasses whenever possible. I have the contacts that are good for 30 days but my dr explained all the claims that manufacturers make about letting air in is usually done using a contact at a -3 prescription. So my contact is actually about 4x thicker than that being that i am a -13, so 4x less air is getting through. He also explained that even though they are 30 day contacts they are based on the patient wearing the contact no more than 12 hours a day so if i sleep in them or whatever i will be using up my "days" faster.

    I always (ok maybe not always but usually) rinse my contacts before i put them in the contact case and then rinse them off again when i take them out of the case. And always make sure your contact solution isn't expired. and never touch the tip of the solution on anything - thats how it can pick up bacteria.

    My insurance only gives me a 20% discount on glasses ( the exam is just a copay) so after the discount my glasses are usuallyabout $450. And that is with frames that were i think only $80. I pay extra to have the edges filed down so i dont like like im wearing "coke bottles" and i pay for the anti reflective coating but the biggest factor in the cost is the lenses themselves. The stronger your prescription, the more expensive the lenses are.

  8. Anonymous June 2, 2010 at 11:16 PM  

    I love your glasses! Very cute and chic! I wear glasses, but about 6 years ago I wore both glasses and contacts. Then I quit my job, got pregnant with #3, and we moved even further away from town and so, getting spare contacts if you had a boo-boo was harder, so I just went full-blown spectacle. I'm considering going back to contacts part-time, but my #3 child (who is now 4) is kind of a toot, and I would not be surprised if he ate them. So, I'm kind of thinking about this slowly. BUT if the world were completely perfect and money were no option, LASIKs, baby. I'm heading down the hill to bifocals as we speak (I'm 28), so not having to worry about anything again would be toooooo dang nice. That and I'm getting forehead wrinkles from squinting because my current glasses, though cute, do not have the Transitions lenses and I squint like crazy in the sun.

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