Backup Eyeglasses for Contact Lens Wearers

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Backup Eyeglasses for Contact Lens Wearers

Backup Eyeglasses for Contact Lens Wearers
By: Danielle Jones, A.B.O.C.
Contact lens wearers usually prefer contacts over glasses. This can be for a variety of reasons, including that glasses may 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 their eyes. There are a couple reasons that backup eyeglasses are important for contact lens wearers. For instance, if you have an eye infection, you should not wear your contact lenses. In fact, eye infections occur less in 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. Also, your eyes need oxygen. Allowing your eyes to take a break from contacts is helpful in this regard.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about a pair of backup eyeglasses, please call Baltimore Washington Eye Center by calling 800-495-3937, visiting Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Google+ or facebook.com/baltimorewashingtoneyecenter.

Baltimore Washington Eye Center is a leading eye care practice with office locations at 200 Hospital Drive, Suite 600, Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061, 2391 Brandermill Blvd., Suite 200, Gambrills, 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.