If you have gone in for your eye exam only to find that you now need corrective lenses, you may be confused between choosing glasses or contacts. Deciding which ones to go with is a personal choice and your lifestyle should be taken into consideration when you are trying to choose which one is the best choice for your needs. The information in this article can be used to help you decide on glasses or contact lenses.  


If you are a person who can't stand having things on or near your face, you may have a hard time getting used to glasses. However, if you don't like touching your eyes and they tend to be sensitive, then contacts may not be the best fit for you. If you're a fairly neutral person, either one may work for you so continue down the list to learn of the other considerations involved.


Consider the type of work you do, it may play a big role in determining whether glasses or contacts would be right for you. If you work in a place that has a lot of dust, pollen, paint fumes, wood chips, pet hair or strong fumes, then glasses would be the best choice for you. This is due to the fact that these things in the air will likely get in your eyes and on your contacts, causing you discomfort and possibly even damaging the contact lenses.

If you work in a place that's very cold, then you may find it difficult to do your job with glasses on. When you breathe, your breath can continuously fog up the lenses of your glasses and leave you unable to see out of them until they clear up. Also, if you need to wear a protective mask then it can be uncomfortable and difficult to wear both the mask and glasses.


If you are always on the go and like to have as little responsibility as possible, then glasses may be best for you. They allow you to grab them up, put them on and go. Contacts require a bit more maintenance since you will have to clean them, store them properly and take the time to put them in.

If you are a person who really enjoys your designer sunglasses, then you will appreciate the fact that contacts allow you to continue wearing them while enjoying corrected vision.

Now that you have a bit more information to work with, you may find it easier to decide whether you should go with glasses or opt for contacts.