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Are you supposed to get glasses first, and then try contacts later?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Usually yes

Typically a spectacle prescription would be first so we could see how the vision improves and have a back up pair of glasses available.
Then contact lenses could be tried next. You would always prefer to have a pair of glasses as back up if you wear contacts in case their is a problem that would prevent you from wearing them. Some prescriptions may be better suited to contacts to start.

In brief: Usually yes

Typically a spectacle prescription would be first so we could see how the vision improves and have a back up pair of glasses available.
Then contact lenses could be tried next. You would always prefer to have a pair of glasses as back up if you wear contacts in case their is a problem that would prevent you from wearing them. Some prescriptions may be better suited to contacts to start.
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