Eyeglasses vs. Contact Lenses

KRISTA ALBRITTON
Staff Writer

There is a major and very serious debate that many people have to experience in their lives. It can impact the way a person lives and how he or she functions throughout the day. The choice is critical and must be thought about deeply. This is the debate of glasses versus contacts. 

You never understand how serious this problem is until you come face-to-face with it. Both options are terrible, but it all comes down to which is the lesser of two evils. Which option is less of a hassle and a smaller pain? 

First up in the hot-seat is the framed devils, otherwise known as glasses. Glasses can get so filthy. Sometimes, I take off my glasses, and I am absolutely disgusted. I clean my glasses at least fifteen times a day, and yet, every time I take them off, the lenses are still dirty. The oil from my skin and fingers, dirt from the wind and many other kinds of grime are always coating my glasses. 

The filth isn’t even the worst part. Glasses get scratched for no reason. They break so easily, and, sometimes, the arms just fall off. Also, going through the rain with glasses is one of the worst things in the world. If you keep them on, you can’t see, and if you take them off, you still will not be able see. In my opinion, there is nothing good about glasses.

 However, contacts aren’t much better. Contacts are tiny, evil soaked discs that you shove inside of your eye sockets. Putting them in is not an easy task and is not for the faint of heart. Getting them in is difficult enough, and then, occasionally, they will just pop out for no reason. Sometimes something gets between the eye and the contact, and it feels as though you soaked your lenses in lighter fluid. 

It gets worse, though. An inside-out contact lens is twenty times worse than a fuzz between your eye and the contact. Being stabbed in the eye might feel better than that. You can’t sleep in contacts either. Well, technically, you can, but when doing so, you risk your eye getting infected or the lens getting trapped in the back of your eye. Contacts are just as bad as glasses. 

If you are ever stuck making this decision, be sure that you know how terrible both sides are. Laser eye surgery might just be your best choice.