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3 Reasons Contact Lens Wearers Should Have a Spare Set of Glasses

Posted by Optipak_Admin | August 08, 2015

For many people who wear contact lenses, they believe there is no longer a need for eyeglasses. This could not be further from the truth. Even if you have switched over to contact lenses, it doesn’t mean that you should throw out your eyeglasses. In fact, you want to keep them in a safe place so that you can go back to them should you need to. Even if you think you will never have a need to wear eyeglasses again, you are wrong. Glasses offer many advantages over contacts that should be remembered. Here are three reasons why you should always keep a spare set of glasses handy just in case.

Eye Issues

Should you encounter an eye injury or eye trauma, you will need to allow your eyes to properly heal. This could mean going without contacts for days or even weeks. When you are constantly messing with your eyes and trying to put in your contacts, you could irritate them further. Instead of making the matter worse, you want to give your eyes a break. This is when you should switch over to a pair of eyeglasses. This allows your eyes to heal without irritating them. Even if you are not suffering from a major infection or trauma, allergies have a way of irritating your eyes. By giving your eyes a break, you could end up feeling much better sooner.


Sure, you have every intention of packing exactly what you need, but when you don’t have access to additional contacts, you need a backup source. When you go on a trip, you want to take the least possible supplies you need. You don’t want to have to carry all your contacts and risk them getting damaged or lost. Instead, you typically only take what you need while you are on vacation. In case the ones you do bring along tear or get damaged, you want to have a backup plan. Having a pair of eyeglasses will help you get out of a tight situation. You don’t want to spend your entire vacation having a hard time seeing all the sights and sounds of the area.

A New Look

While contacts can be convenient and you don’t have to worry about keeping up with your glasses, they can also be boring. Not only are glasses very proficient in allowing you to see better, they can also be a great fashion statement. If you are looking to change up your look, glasses come in a variety of shapes and colors making it very easy to change how you look. Since glasses also give the impression that you are smarter, people are more likely to take you serious. This can be good if you are trying to get a job or get into a school. You want them to take you serious and glasses are one way to give off a more conservative look.