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contact lenses vs glasses for sports

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Get evaluated: An ophthalmologist can tell you whether or not you can wear contact lenses. There are a variety available and almost certainly one which will help yo ... Read More

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A 57-year-old member asked:
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Both: Depends upon your needs. Eyeglasses are handy as they can be taken off, and they also provide a protective barrier in front of the eyes. Contacts do ... Read More
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Dr. Tim Conrad
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See below: Glasses - easier to use, no risk to eyes. Contacts - cheaper than glasses in most cases, have to put into eyes, have to clean, have to replace, bet ... Read More
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Bifocal ctls : Yes, there are bifocal contact lenses. An examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist can assess your eyes to see if you're a good candidate for ... Read More
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Distance from cornea: Contacts sit directly on the cornea so their magnification power is different than lenses in glasses that are in front of the cornea.
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Yes: Contact lens also has size of size of cornea, in addition to power. That's why contact lens have to be 'fitted'. The power may differ also, if the ... Read More
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Dr. David Kira
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Try not to: For all of our contact lens patients, we recommend backup glasses. Why? As a contingency plan in case a complication arises. It's best to not rely ... Read More
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Usually: Most who have a need for eyeglass correction, can find a contact lens including a gp, lens which will correct the vision. Only if there is some patho ... Read More
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Refraction: Either contact lenses or eyeglasses can correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism. If there is another eye problem such as dry eyes, o ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
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