Glasses or Contacts: Pros and Cons

When contact lenses hit the market they were all the rage. Nobody would get caught dead wearing glasses, or at least, that’s how it felt.

It’s funny how things change. It seems glasses have come full circle again and are now just as, if not more, popular than contacts lenses. It helps that there’s more choice now then in the past. It also helps that glasses have become more fashion friendly.

Both have advantages and disadvantages. Read below to see whether your a glasses kind of person, a contacts kind of person or perhaps both. Who said you couldn’t have the best of both worlds?

Eye Glasses Pros and Cons


  • Glasses are a like a shield that helps you see better. As a shield they protect your eyes better than contacts do too.
  • Glasses prevent you from touching your eyes, where if your contacts fall out of place touching your eyes will be required.
  • If you have sensitive eyes that tend to dry easily, glasses won’t further discomfort like contacts can.
  • Glasses are cheaper than contacts and last longer.
  • Your eyes won’t hurt if you fall asleep with them on.


  • Lenses tend to fog sometimes. It can be annoying having to constantly de-fog your glasses.
  • Frames can sometimes be uncomfortable. Frames that sit too tight or too loose on your face can be irritable to deal with.
  • Some people have problems with how glasses make them look aesthetically – see which glasses suit your face shape here.

Contact Lenses Pros and Cons


  • Contacts don’t really get affected by weather conditions like glasses do.
  • Contacts come in a ton of different color variations. They are more aesthetically pleasing than glasses to most people.
  • They don’t obstruct your vision if you’re doing something physically demanding.
  • They sit right on your eye, giving you a better field of corrected vision than glasses do.


  • They don’t last as long as glasses.
  • You have to take them off and soak them in solution over night, so don’t forget about cleaning them; otherwise, you can infect your eye.
  • If you fall asleep with contacts on, you’ll wake up with super irritated, dry and red eyes the next morning.
  • They tend to make your eyes dry.

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Reading and Understanding Your Glasses Prescription

In the same way every snowflake is unique, so are our eyes. No one person’s eyes are the same, even twins, unless they’re connected at the eye; in that case, the apocalypse is upon us, good luck.

For the rest of us, our eyes vary in shape, size and color. It’s that same uniqueness that posses a problem when our eyes age and our vision gets worse. That’s why there’s no one size fits all solution to vision care.

If you’re experiencing worsening vision, and let’s be honest who isn’t, then you’re most likely going to need to wear at least <a title="New Glasses for 2015 at SelectSpecs

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The Science Behind the Lens

There’s a lot of us wearing glasses, but did any of us take the time to really think about the amazing science that goes on our unappreciative faces?  No. I didn’t think so.  Did you know that not all lenses are made of glass?  That came as a big shock to me, seriously.

There’s all types of plastic that are used instead. Not only is that impressive, but there are several types of lenses for different purposes. Cool right? Okay, you don’t sound too enthused, but you will be when it comes in handy.

Types of Lenses available


The Polycarbonate Lens

The polycarbonate lens is made to be impact-resistant. It’s the best choice for

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Time to go Responsive!

Over the coming weeks and months we will be moving our website to a new ‘Responsive’ design, this will ensure that our website looks great on everything from your mobile device to your tablet and right up to that big screen desktop display you have in your office or home!  This change will mean it will be easier to use our website while away from your desktop, giving you a better shopping experience whilst on the go.

The first changes will be occurring this week starting with the main homepage.  Search result pages and product pages will be changing in the coming weeks!

Just some

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Contact Lenses For Dogs - From SelectSpecs.com

Contact Lenses for Dogs – Only from SelectSpecs.com

When was the last time your loyal best friend had their eyes tested?

Does your dog like to play ‘Fetch’?


Perhaps your four-legged-friend is having trouble seeing the ball or stick after you throw it.

Get your dog’s eye’s tested at SelectSpecs.com Opticians in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent and from 1st April we are now offering Contact Lenses especially designed for dogs.

Fido will be happy and comfortable in his new contact lenses which are easy to fit (our friendly optometrist will show you how), and they will stay in place all day long – even if Fido decides to jump in

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Festive Christmas Glasses as Worn by Santa

December is the Friday of the months. Although it might sound a little far-fetched, there is a grain of truth in this light-hearted statement. The official countdown to the festivities has already started and so has the shopping frenzy – from the presents for the loved ones to the special wine-and-dine menu and everything else inbetween. It is the magical time of the year, when the so-cherished myth of Santa re-emerges – the smiling old man who will give good boys and girls what they have wished for in their letters.

The Myth about St Nicholas

Well before the modern image of father Christmas was firmly engraved in

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Emma Reviews SelectSpecs Glasses

Under Review: More Antares and Infinity Frames (Video)

Clearly one video is not enough to try and express how many frames are on offer at www.selectspecs.com – and so I’ve been sent more frames for me to try on and criticise! Well, criticise I tried, but it proved quite hard (again) to nit pick any of these frames that are all under £70. What a bargain!  I did however, review the frames and I have provided a very frank and sincere appraisal….see what you think  

Antares LH109

This Antares pair were first in the video line-up this time and are another steal <a href="http://www.selectspecs.com/Glasses/Antares/LH109/ss26.31.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=emma

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