Backup Eyeglasses for Contact Lens Wearers

Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Monday, February 24, 2014

Backup Eyeglasses for Contact Lens Wearers

It is more important than one might think for contact lens wearers to have a pair of backup eyeglasses. Contact lens wearers usually prefer contacts over glasses because get in the way of activities or sports. Also, some people just prefer the look of contact lenses. Regardless of the reason for wearing contacts, it is always important to “give your eyes a break”. Many eye care professionals recommend that contact lens wearers have a backup pair of eyeglasses in order to help protect eyes. There are several reasons that backup eyeglasses are important for contact lens wearers. For example, if you get an eye infection such as pink eye conjunctivitis, or suffer spring allergies-you should not wear your contact lenses! In fact eye infections occur less with people who have backup glasses because those people are more likely to wear the backup glasses instead of continuing to wear contact lenses when they have an irritation in their eye. Another important reason to have a backup pair of glasses is just to give your eyes a break. Your eyes need oxygen and from time to time allowing your eyes to take a break from contacts is helpful in this regard.

Danielle Jones, A.B.O.C.

If you or someone you know has questions about contact lenses or needs a backup pair of eyeglasses you can ask Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center or

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice with office locations at 200 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061 and River Hill Professional Center, 6100 Day Long Lane, Suite 207, Clarksville, Maryland 21029, serving the greater Baltimore and Washington, D.C. area.