Are You Debating Between Contact Lens and Traditional Glasses?

At Optics&EYECARE we see many patients who discover they need eye-wear to improve their vision but are not sure which option to choose when it comes to contacts or eyeglasses. We can help you clear up this personal decision by keeping you well-informed. We treat patients in and around Ashburn, VA, with quality optometry services. Call us if you have any concerns about your vision or need any advice about your eyewear.


Eyeglasses are an attractive fashion statement. They are easy to remove when you do not need them, and they are just as easy to put back on when you are ready to read or need to see something in greater detail. They can come with tinting technology that minimizes the need for sunshades in many situations, and they are considered less invasive overall. The downside to eyeglasses is that you do have to keep track of them, and they can be in the way during some physical activities or sports.

Contact lenses mean you do not have to wear anything visible to the world. They are convenient when it comes to all-day use, and many prescriptions are disposable, so you can just toss them out at the end of the day. You can wear them easily during most sports and physical activities. In fact, some people forget they have them in at all. The downside to contact lenses is keeping up with your next pair, making sure your hands are clean during the application, and getting used to putting them in.

There is rarely a clear right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing between contacts and glasses.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Next Eye Exam

Call us at Optics&EYECARE to schedule your next comprehensive eye exam in Ashburn, VA. Whether you prefer eyeglasses or contact lenses, we offer both, along with advice on your choice if you’d like. Remember that many eye diseases that can take your sight are treatable if they are caught early enough, so don’t delay your eye appointment if you have had any change in vision or if it has been a while since your last exam. Call us today at (703) 687-4719.