The first contact lenses appeared at the end of the 19th century when a German ophthalmologist attempted to make many people’s lives easier and make them feel more comfortable. Since then, contact lenses went through a huge lifetime of evolution, and so have our life and environment. Today, the choice between contact lenses and glasses can be done only after careful consideration of our daily activities, personal preferences, etc.

Those who seek a more natural look might find contact lenses the best solution for correcting their vision. The problem is that glasses can sometimes alter our facial appearance or become an obstacle when choosing certain hairstyles or accessories, whereas lenses allow natural beauty to shine through, even enhancing people’s confidence and self-esteem.

With this being said, we would like to concentrate on specific activities that would require wearing glasses rather than contacts for the sake of your comfort and health. 

Lenses for Gaming, Coding, and Similar Activities 

When it comes to activities such as gaming, coding, and other visually demanding tasks, wearing glasses may offer more comfort and convenience compared to contact lenses. The prolonged use of digital screens can often lead to eye fatigue and strain, and in these situations, glasses can provide relief and enhance the overall experience.

Gaming: In today’s world, this term has gained such an extended meaning, that many activities can be considered as gaming, hence millions of people fall under this category. Gaming is an activity that, on average, takes more than 2 hours daily that gamers spend in front of the screen playing video games, esports, and even gambling-related activities.

In fact, gambling has taken a big portion of the gaming industry, especially after the growth of online casino platforms. For instance, the traditional poker game usually takes around 1 hour, which if you play at an online poker site, means 60 minutes of uninterrupted session with the screen. Let’s make this more specific: If you play an online poker tournament, it will take a few hours from your day. In a nutshell, whatever activity you have related to the gaming industry, it’s worth considering glasses over contact lenses.

Remember, that extended gaming sessions can cause eye dryness and irritation, making it uncomfortable to wear contact lenses for a long period. Glasses, on the other hand, provide a barrier that helps retain moisture and prevent dry eyes, allowing gamers to focus on their gameplay without unnecessary distractions.

Coding: Similarly, developers and programmers spend long hours in front of computer screens, coding thousands of lines. Wearing glasses with specialized lenses, such as those designed to reduce digital eye strain, can provide added support and alleviate discomfort. These lenses are specifically designed to filter out blue light from screens, reducing its negative effects on the eyes and minimizing the risks of causing any damage to your eyes.

Furthermore, the convenience of glasses cannot be overlooked. In the fast-paced world of gaming or coding, where quick adjustments and changes are often necessary, glasses can be easily removed or readjusted without the need for extra steps such as cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses. This allows for a seamless transition between different activities and ensures that visual clarity is maintained without interruption.

…But It Doesn’t Mean You Have to Say Good-Bye to Your Contacts

While glasses may offer comfort and convenience for the activities mentioned above, it doesn’t mean you have to stick with them forever. There are still plenty of occasions where contact lenses can be a temporary replacement for glasses, providing you with the flexibility and freedom you wish for.

Workouts and Physical Activities: Glasses can be a real burden during physical activities, causing discomfort, sliding off the face, or obstructing your vision. Contact lenses eliminate these concerns, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in your chosen activity without any hindrance.

Social Events: There are moments when you want to showcase your style and let your eyes truly shine. Contact lenses offer the perfect solution for special occasions and social events where you want to leave your desired impression. They complement your overall appearance without the distraction of frames, ensuring you feel confident and ready to jump into a photo shoot throughout the event.

Fashion and Style Preferences: Personal style and fashion choices often go hand in hand. Contact lenses provide the flexibility to experiment with different looks, whether you prefer bold makeup, trendy accessories, or unique hairstyles. Contact lenses offer the opportunity to express your individuality and adapt your look to any occasion or mood (truth be told, the same can be referred to as glasses as well).

Traveling: When you’re on the go, exploring new places, and embarking on adventures, contact lenses can enhance your travel experience. Glasses can be a hassle when you’re constantly on the move, dealing with changing weather conditions or engaging in outdoor activities. Contact lenses offer a clear field of vision, and, which is so important in summer, the freedom to wear sunglasses or protective eyewear as needed. 

A Big No-No: Since we mentioned traveling as an occasion to wear contact lenses, there is a suggestion that needs to be written in bold letters: Avoid wearing contacts on the plane. You know that planes go more than 10.000 km above the ground, and the air in the cabin changes a lot, which can dehydrate the eyes. Anyway, if you already packed the glasses in the luggage, at least read about some tips on how to take care of your eyes on the plane while wearing contact lenses.

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