Anchorage, Alaska
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Should You Get Glasses or Contact Lenses? July 20, 2020

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Should You Get Glasses or Contact Lenses?, Anchorage, Alaska

If you’re having vision issues or are ready for a change, you might be wondering whether glasses or contacts are right for you. The best option depends on a wide range of factors, including your lifestyle and personal taste. Understanding the following benefits of both contact lenses and glasses will help you make the right choice.

How to Choose Between Contacts & Glasses


Eyeglasses generally require less maintenance than contacts and are comparatively easy to clean. Most people only wipe their glasses with a microfiber cleaning cloth once a day and have their frames adjusted once a year.

Modern eyeglasses can also adjust to control the amount of light hitting your eye. Out in direct sunlight, the lenses darken automatically, while indoors, they become more opaque. Not only does this make you more comfortable, but it also protects your eyes from ultraviolet light.


contactsSome people enjoy the look of eyeglasses, while others prefer the discreet appearance of contacts. However, because they completely cover your eye, they don’t obstruct your line of sight and even correct peripheral vision.

People who exercise regularly or play sports generally prefer contacts, which can’t be easily knocked off or broken. They may come out and get lost during strenuous activity, but they’re much less expensive to replace than a high-quality pair of frames.


Whether you’re looking for a new pair of glasses or are interested in contact lenses, Northern Lights Eye Care in Anchorage, AK, is ready to provide amazing vision solutions and first-rate vision care. For almost 15 years, they’ve been helping patients throughout the area see better with the latest in eyewear. They offer eye exams to children and adults of all ages. Visit their website to learn more about their wide range of corrective lenses, or call (907) 276-3937 to schedule an eye exam.

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