(Closed) Glasses vs. contacts vs. glare…

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4150 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I was TERRIFIED to try contacts.  It doesn’t sound like you have that problem, but once I put them in my eyes a few times, I got used to it.  I honestly can’t even feel my contacts anymore.  I use acuvue oasis and they’re amazing.  My eyes never get dry, itchy, nothing.  And the best part is wearing whatever cute sunglasses I want. 

Good luck!

Post # 4
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You should see an ophthalmologist about your symptoms… sounds like you may have a condition called dry eye.  The doctor can give you Rx drops that can help, or even put tiny plugs into your tear ducts to promote better lubrication.  After you take care of that, you should be able to wear contacts with minimal problems.  Good luck.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I started wearing glasses at 3, contacts at 10, and lasik at 19 — best choice by far was Lasik.  I couldn’t be happier with it ๐Ÿ™‚

Otherwise, give contacts a try!  They’re really easy.

Post # 6
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I wear both glasses and contacts. I use acuvue oasis with hydraclear. They are VERY comfortable and easy to take in and out (this from a person who used to get grossed out by people who could touch their eye). For my glasses, I paid extra and got lenses that are anti-glare…I think they are called polycarbonate lenses or something like that? They not only cut down on the glare but they are scratch resistant as well.

Post # 7
272 posts
Helper bee

I’ve been wearing glasses since age 9 and contacts since age…11?  A long, long time. I do remember it being a real struggle for the first days getting them in, but now I can do it one-handed, without a mirror. I would see your opthamologist (note: not an optometrist, since you seem to have more issues going on and should see an actual eye doctor) and see what your options are for contacts and eye drops.  Also, is there any chance you have an eye infection? Or allergies? Dry, itchy eyes aren’t normal.

I always found that switching between regular eyeglasses and prescription sunglasses to be a pain, but I think it would look a little more stylish than transitions lenses since it seems like eyeglasses and sunglasses are usually different shapes/styles.  It may just be my taste, but I don’t like it when people wear normal glasses that end up looking like tiny, weird sunglasses when they shift darker.

Post # 8
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I also had a really hard time with contacts at first (I was 10 when I got them, wore glasses for a year before that) and while they did take getting used to, getting the right pair helped more. I also have Acuvue Oasis with Hydraclear and they are 1000x better. I’ve found 2 week contacts are also much easier for me than the longer ones (i originally had 3 month ones). 

I couldn’t go back to glasses. I can barely deal with them for waking up, and keep my contacts by my bedside. 

Post # 9
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wear glasses, but not because I can’t see.  One of my eyes is off just a fraction (basically, it’s not round like normal eyeballs are) and that triggers migraines.  I can’t wear contacts because of this.

Last month I noticed my migraines were coming back and lo and behold after a year my prescription had changed.  My Fiance talked me into trying transition lenses.  I was really skeptical because I’ve heard a lot of people say that they hate them…but he loves his.  So I bit it and decided to try them.  I actually really like them.  The only downside is they don’t work in the car.  So it’s still an idea to get a pair of prescription glasses, especially if you can find someone that is giving a deal on them and decent frames.

Post # 10
456 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I JUST went through this. I went to the eye doctor and was told i have dry eye. She suggested that contacts would probably be a bit difficult for me because of it, plus my vision isn’t that bad that i would need contacts full time.  Instead, i got a new pair of eyeglasses and brought my current sunglasses into the store and had them put tinted prescription lenses into them.  Now i can wear my sunglasses that i love and SEE!  i couldn’t be happier with the result.

Good luck!

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