Contact lenses enhance sports performance in many ways, such as providing a wider field of view than eyeglasses.
Here’s a comparison chart to help you decide which vision option is best for you.
(Many people choose both!)
Eye glasses: The distance between your eye and the lens sometimes creates distortion.
Contact Lens: Worn right on the eye, for more natural vision.
Eye glasses: Poor peripheral (side) vision.
Contact Lens: Your entire field of view is in focus. This is especially important in sports and in driving, where you need to see as much around you as possible.
Eye glasses: Constant awareness of frame and lens edge, as well as reflections off the backside of the lens.
Contact Lens: With contacts, no annoying obstructions or reflections are in view.
Eye glasses: Uncomfortable weight on your face and ears. Requires periodic need for tightening or other adjustments.
Contact Lens: No weight and resulting discomfort. No frame constantly slipping down your nose.
Eye glasses: Glasses fog up with changes in temperature.
Contact Lens: Contacts don’t fog up.
Eye glasses: Glasses are a distraction during games and sports.
Contact Lens: No distractions, which makes contact lenses a favourite among athletes.
Eye glasses: Fashionable and inexpensive non-prescription sunglasses are not an option if you wear eyeglasses.
Contact Lens: A whole wardrobe of fashionable, functional, affordable sunglasses is available to contact lens wearers.
Eye glasses: Glasses need to complement your outfit. For instance, casual frames may not suit evening attire or colours may clash.
Contact Lens: Contacts match everything you wear.
Eye glasses: Eyeglasses are annoying to wear in rain or snow.
Contact Lens: Contact lenses won’t collect precipitation and blur your vision.
Eye glasses: Glasses are an unnatural, distracting barrier between your eyes and the world.
Contact Lens: Contacts don’t detract from your natural appearance; they let people see your eyes.