At Spare Pair Vision Center, your local Manalapan optical shop, we are committed to making sure that all of our patients are well cared for. In our mission to providing you and your family with the very best in vision care we have made sure that our expert staff is focused on the needs of the patients and that our office is an environment that is both calm and welcoming. Whether you are coming to see us for new eyeglasses or contact lenses, we want to make sure you are stress free, and well informed as a patient.
When it comes to your vision you have many things to think about. At Spare Pair Vision Center, we want to make sure our patients are well informed and able to make educated decisions regarding their eyes. Many patients come to our Manalapan optical shop wondering if they should get eyeglasses or contacts. What are the pros and cons of each? What should they consider before choosing?
There are key differences between glasses and contacts for the patient to consider. With eyeglasses the distance between your eye and the lens is greater than with contacts, which are worn right on the eye for more natural vision. This vision between the lens of the eyeglass and your eye can sometimes create a distortion that patients find troubling. With eyeglasses you have poor peripheral, or side vision. With contact lenses, your entire field of view is in focus. Those patients who are more active in sports love this about contact lenses. You will also notice this benefit of contacts while driving. Some patients find that they have a constant awareness of the eyeglass frame and the lens edge, as well as reflections. With contacts you will not get these obstructions or reflections though you may experience dryness and/or itchiness which some patients don’t like. Some patients don’t like that they have to constantly touch their eye in order to put on and take off their contacts. Some patents get used to this feature of contact lenses. These are just some of the factors to consider before making your decision.
When you come in to visit us at Spare Pair Vision Center we will make sure that all of your questions and concerns regarding eyeglasses and contact lenses are answered. As your local Manalapan optical shop we are here to make sure that your eyes are healthy and strong and that you are happy and confident when you step out into the world.