Part Two: Glasses vs Contact Lenses

In Part One, Rebecca Allen told us about her original (and extreme) hesitation to put in and wear contact lenses. With encouragement and help from her co-workers, she was able to overcome her fear of contacts.

Opposite from Rebecca, Lindsay Dotson, office administrator at Eclectic Eye, had never worn glasses before joining the Eclectic Eye team. She was always cautious of glasses because she had never found a pair that she felt comfortable and confident in.

In this Q&A with Lindsay, we learn about her experience with contacts and glasses.

Glasses or contacts?

L: When I began working at Eclectic Eye, I had never worn glasses before and totally over-wore my contacts. I had never found a pair that I liked, so I was a contact lens girl. However, now I use both.

Why contacts?

L: They were easy, and I had so many poor experiences with glasses. Any glasses I tried on either didn’t fit well or the vision wasn’t quite right. Even though my contacts gave me dry eyes, I continued wearing them.

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When did you start wearing glasses, and why?

L: After working at Eclectic Eye for about a month, the team helped me try on and learn about the ideal fit of glasses and how to adapt to them. I was finally able to find glasses that I liked and fit well, plus my vision was just as good as when I had my contacts in.

My eyes also felt amazing after a few days of wearing glasses! They weren’t dry and irritated like they had been when I was wearing contacts.

How many pairs of glasses do you now have?

L: I began working at Eclectic Eye in August 2015, and I already have five pairs of glasses! You change your outfit each day, so why not do the same with your glasses? My contact lenses are still beneficial in various circumstances, so I do think it’s important to have both glasses and contacts.

Any advice for someone who is trying to find a pair of frames?

L: There are so many different shapes, colors and styles of frames, so there are plenty of options to complement your facial shape. Our team can help you find the perfect frame to make you feel confident in how you look, while also providing the best vision possible.