There are numerous advantages to using contact lenses versus glasses. Contacts sit directly on your eye and therefore do not get in the way of your eyelashes or interfere with your field of vision the way glasses can. They also do not fog up in cold weather or get splattered with rain or snow. Contacts can also give you a more natural appearance and are less likely to break than glasses. 

There are also some drawbacks to contacts. They require a bit more care than glasses, and you have to be careful to clean them properly to avoid infection. They can be more expensive than glasses, and you must replace them more often. 

Additionally, some people find that they are challenging to get used to wearing, and they can be uncomfortable if they do not fit well. Ultimately, whether to wear glasses or contacts is a personal decision. Consider the advantages and drawbacks of both before making a decision!

Why Should You Wear Contact Lenses?

They are thin, curved pieces of plastic that sit on the surface of your eye. Contact lenses correct vision by bending the light that enters your eye and is an alternative to glasses. Many people prefer to wear contacts because they are less noticeable than glasses and can give you a wider field of vision. 

However, it is essential to remember that contact lenses are a medical device, and if they are not used or cared for properly, they can lead to eye infections or other problems. For this reason, you must have an emergency pair of glasses as a backup.

A contact lens fitting is a service provided by an eye care professional to help you choose the right lenses and brand for your eyes and to show you what your world will look like through your new prescription. The professional will also check to see how well the lens moves on your eye. If you have any questions about your eye health or what kind of lenses would be best for you, reach out to an eye care professional.

Contact Lenses vs. Glasses

There is a never-ending debate among people who wear glasses and those who wear contact lenses: which is better? Well, we are here to settle the dispute once and for all. Here are the factors to consider:


Contacts are now seen as more affordable than glasses, and new technology has made them more comfortable and safe to wear. Additionally, glasses can be more fragile than contact lenses, making them less ideal for people looking for a durable option.

Fit for Sports

If you wear glasses and are tired of struggling to fit a full-face hockey mask or motorcycle helmet over them, we have good news! Contact lenses allow you to enjoy clear vision and optimal eye comfort while playing sports..


You should try contact lenses if you want to improve your vision and ditch those pesky glasses! They are comfortable to wear, easy to take care of, and best of all, they will make you look fabulous!

If you need a new pair of glasses, you should visit Optiko. We can fit you with a pair of contact lenses to replace your glasses. We are licensed to prescribe contact lenses to Calgary residents. So, book an appointment now!