This is my personal experience with both contacts and glasses – I’ll start with the pros and cons of each as I see them.
easy to put on
easy to clean
result nose dents over the years
may need to switch between sets of glasses
may need sunglasses over the regular glasses
vision is often better and clearer
freedom from the weight of the glasses frame
nice to have fresh air hitting one’s whole face
you don’t fog ski goggles
can be expensive
can be time consuming to get them in
they can rip easily
they can pop out and get lost
need to have lots of paraphernalia for their care [lens boxes, cleaners, etc.]
you still need a pair of glasses – for those just in case times
I started wearing reading glasses when I was about 20 and had my driver’s license stamped “corrective lenses required” when I was about 45.As I am now 70 – that’s 50 years of wearing glasses and 25 years of needing them on all day every day.
As I am far sighted and astigmatic, contacts were not an option until they made them for eyes like mine!At every appointment with an eye doctor, I asked if there were contacts that I could wear and wow was I happy to one day hear “Yes!