Arlington Heights, IL

(847) 368-9999

Barrington, IL

(224) 407-2020

Contact Lens vs Traditional Glasses

Contact Lens vs Traditional Glasses

At AssureVision, we understand how important your eye care is in Arlington Heights, IL, and Barrington IL. We know that patients might choose contact lenses for comfort and prescription glasses for how they look. We also know that patients might have both, so they have choices in how they deal with work, exercise, and social situations. Our optometrist can help you understand all your options so that you can make the best decision for yourself and your family.

The Benefits of Contact Lenses and Traditional Glasses

In the past, there were only prescription glasses, and even when contact lenses were new, many people choose not to wear them.

Advantages to Glasses

There are some people who never get comfortable with the idea of touching their eyes, so they wear glasses, but there are many other advantages:

Glasses are easy to clean and store.

You may only need to replace your prescription glasses when they wear out, which can take years, even though it is recommended that you get an exam more often.

Glasses offer physical protection from irritants from the environment.

There is an almost endless number of styles and colors you can choose from, meaning that almost everyone can find a frame that matches their unique style.

You have many choices on what kind of lenses you want, such as polarized lenses to protect from sunlight.

Advantages of Contact Lenses

Here are some advantages of using prescription contact lenses over prescription glasses:

People wearing prescription contacts have a more natural field of vision.

It is easier to do many sports with contacts, because they give you more freedom of movement and you don't have to worry about them falling or getting damaged.

Some people love prescription contacts because they can choose their own eye color.

If you wear contact lenses, you can choose any kind of stylish sunglasses you want.

Get Prescription Glasses and Prescription Contacts from an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team

If you are in (847) 368-9999 Arlington Heights, IL, or (224) 407-2020 Barrington, IL, and would like to look at different kinds of glasses and contact lenses,  feel free to come in and check out all the options. If you need an appointment for an eye exam or contact fitting, call us at AssureVision today. We will help you find the most comfortable, aesthetically pleasing option that suits all your needs.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Arlington Heights - Arlington Town Square

Monday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Available by appointment only

Tuesday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Available by appointment only

Thursday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Barrington - Barrington Village Center

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Available by appointment only

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Available by appointment only

Friday

Closed

Saturday

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Arlington Heights - Arlington Town Square

Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Available by appointment only
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Available by appointment only
Thursday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

Barrington - Barrington Village Center

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Available by appointment only
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Available by appointment only
Friday
Closed
Saturday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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