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Contacts and Glasses

Contact lenses and glasses help people with blurry vision see clearly and can treat various eye conditions. Everyone has their preference when considering contacts vs. glasses; however, it essentially comes down to which ones you are more comfortable wearing and which accommodates your lifestyle. If you are debating between contacts or glasses, contact our opticians to learn more about the options and the difference between the two. Our team at Elio's Optical Vision Center in Miami can show you the benefits of each and help you determine which option is best for you.

Contacts

There are several advantages to wearing contact lenses. Some of the best-known advantages include they do not get in the way when playing sports, do not clash with outfits, and do not become affected by weather conditions. Additionally, contacts are usually comfortable to wear and conform to your eye, creating fewer vision distortions and obstructions.

Some disadvantages to contact lenses include having difficulty applying and removing the lenses, limited oxygen flow to the eyes, and contacts may contribute to computer vision syndrome. Furthermore, if you fall asleep wearing contact lenses that are not designed to wear to bed, you can wake up with dry, itchy, and burning eyes.

Glasses

Wearing glasses provides patients with many benefits, including reducing the need to touch the eye, which can cause an eye infection. Eyeglasses can be worn when you have dry eyes, do not affect the eye's overall health, and protect against certain environmental factors. Additionally, glasses are typically less expensive than contact lenses. Finally, many frames provide a stylish and designer look to your attire.

Some of the disadvantages to wearing glasses include distorted peripheral vision and if you have a strong prescription, the glasses can be bulky and heavy. Some people also do not feel they look good in glasses and often choose to wear contact lenses instead.

Contact Our Opticians in Miami, FL

If you are debating on whether to get contact lenses or glasses, speak with our opticians to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of both options. Our eye care team at Elio's Optical Vision Center in Miami can provide you with additional information to help you make the best decision for your optical needs. Call us today at (305) 649-4011.

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​Store Business Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

​Store Business Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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