Pros and Cons of Eyeglasses - Topic Overview
Advantages of eyeglasses
- Most adults, children, and infants can wear
- Glasses provide accurate and predictable vision
correction. Eyeglasses reliably correct your vision to within 0.50 diopter of
the desired correction.
- Glasses are less expensive than contact
lenses or surgery. They are easier to take care of than contact
- Glasses are unlikely to cause side effects, because they
never touch the eyeball itself.
- Glasses are available everywhere
and can be changed easily as your vision changes.
- Glasses can
protect your eyes from injury (such as something getting in your eye).
Disadvantages of eyeglasses
- In some types of work (such as firefighting) or
in active sports, eyeglasses may be unacceptable (although some athletes may
wear prescription goggles during sporting events).
- Some people find
glasses inconvenient, uncomfortable, annoying (they tend to fog up in humid or
cold environments, for example), or unattractive.
- Eyeglasses can be
broken or lost.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 16, 2012
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