"I Don't Need Eyeglasses, I Wear Contact Lenses!"

Is this the way you view wearing eyeglasses? It is very common for a contact lens wearer to believe that they don't need glasses. Often, their entire reason for wearing contact lenses is to avoid having to wear them. 

That being so, nothing could be further from the truth.

All contact lens wearers, especially those who have difficulty functioning without their contacts in, NEED to have a spare set of specs!

Why? A number of reasons: There are times when a person can't wear contact lenses, whether for medical reasons, comfort, or convenience. Contact lens wearers also need eye protection, and contact lenses may not be suitable for your needs at all times.

Three Examples of When You Need Glasses:

  1. Backup. Everyone who has a vision prescription, should have a backup pair of glasses. See why here.
  2. Sunglasses. Contact lenses do not protect your eyes from the sun, or UV light. The same way you should wear sunscreen when you are in the sun, you should also have sunglasses to protect your eyes. See the risks of UV light here.
  3. Reading glasses. If you are over 40, you may have noticed that you aren't seeing as well up close anymore. Here we explain what presbyopia is, and why you will probably need some readers to wear with your contact lenses.

Okay, so now you admit that you need a pair of glasses, whether it be a backup for your contact lenses, a pair of sunglasses, a set of readers, or all three.


Online Spectacles

Where can you get a some good discount eyewear? What about buying them online? Is it safe to order prescription glasses online?

Eyeglasses present a different problem when ordering online. While they are not going to physically harm your eyes if not fitted properly, like contact lenses can, they do present a number of other difficulties. 

Find out the risks involved if you are planning on ordering your eye wear online, when it may be safe to do so, and when you shouldn't.



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