What's better: Contact Lenses or Glasses?

Monday, 23 July 2018


*This post is in collaboration with Vision Direct

Since I've needed to wear glasses full time, I've never thought too much about the possibility of contact lenses. As they always have seemed expensive in high street stores, and there the idea of putting something in my eye terrifies me a little. I didn't actually realise how many people actually wear contacts rather than glasses and it made me intrigued as you'd never know without being told. I've always enjoyed my glasses as I think they add something to my 'look' however, in recent months the negatives have started to outweigh the positives. With the summer being one of the best in years, wearing makeup is an issue as my makeup tends to melt all over my face, including on my glasses and they always seem to be dirty. I have gone from hardly cleaning them to all of the time. In the winter it isn't any better as they either get steamed up or wet, which makes it almost impossible to see when you're walking. I only had to start wearing glasses around 5 years ago, so for a while wearing glasses was a novelty, but now it seems more like a hindrance.  

The price was one of the other things that were putting me off, but to find out that you can get daily contact lenses for as low as £7.99 for a months worth of them from Vision Direct. it seemed so much more worth it, espeically when you're paying out around at least £100 a year for glasses! But for someone like me who loves to change them up, I end up paying £200+ a year. In the last 12 months, I have purchased 6 pairs of glasses, which is madness really! With the constant sun this year, I've been tempted to purchase an additional pair of sunglasses but you are looking at around another £70-100, which is something that annoys me due to a similar pair being sold in Primark for £2. With contact lenses, I'd be able to wear any sunglasses which I fancy and go all out with my makeup as it won't be hidden behind my glasses constantly!  


I seem to change my glasses as much as my hair!

There are some sides of contact lenses that have me a little wary such as them getting stuck, but with so many people putting them in each day, it seems a bit stupid to stop a little phobia such as that stop me from trying them at least. I've always been curious to know if you are able to feel them once in your eyes but I've been advised they actually give you comfortable vision as if they aren't even there. For those times when they dry out, you can use drops to allow your eyes to regain some moisture which I think is handy and you can carry around a bottle with you as it's so small. With daily contacts, the idea of disposing of them after use seems so much more ideal for me. 


I suppose there is now only one thing left to do, and that's to try master the art of putting them in if anyone has any tips or tricks for this do let me know in the comments as I will be eternally grateful!  

10 comments

  1. I much prefer wearing contact lenses to glasses but I do like to give my peepers a break from time to time!

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  2. Love your post! I really need to give myself a kick up them bum and book in somewhere to see about contact lenses, it's something I've wanted to try for a while but never get round to doing, but I feel I don't really have an excuse anymore now I have my little meep (car) as I don't have to the rely on public transport anymore to get me to town. Hahah! Would you do an update on how you get on with them after a couple of months if you do decide to give them a try? :)

    Katee xx

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  3. i love ya in glasses they really suit you - and your retro style is ace
    kind regards Pati Robins

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  4. I preferred glasses when I wore them too. I love that there are so many different styles and they can help create different looks.

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  5. I've been wearing glasses since I was 16. I've never tried contacts, as the idea of sticking my fingers in my eyes to put them on/take them off doesn't appeal to me. My 11 year old daughter, however, has just got contacts as she can't wear glasses while fencing. She loves them!

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  6. I don't wear glasses, but I like the look of them. Contacts are a bit eek having to put them in the eye x

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  7. You do look great with your glasses but I can understand wanting to try the contacts with the issues you're having. The prices of the contacts are really rather reasonable.

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  8. I use Vision Direct, they're fantastic! You look great in your glasses though.

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  9. I've never had to do both but I do think it's bad how expensive glasses can be when they're a necessaity more often than not! x

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  10. I am too scared to use contact lenses but I really should try!

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