As as myopic myself, I use glasses/contact lenses since I was 6-7 years old, more or less, and, since I have tried both, I have had some experiences regarding the use of which is best.
Deforming your nose
Sounds creepy. The thing is that glasses have some weight, which multiplies itself by the time you have them on. That means that, with years of using glasses, maybe your nose will have some kind of curvature in the top.
I have been told that, along with esthetic ”problems” (don’t say that scares you ¬¬), some allergy trouble or some kind of things comes with it. Perhaps it’s just me.
Something you don’t have using glasses and you do using contact lenses (one important reason of why I switched). This is great, for those myopic who haven’t used contact lenses. Being able to use in every direction, not having to turn all your head right or to move your glasses is fantastic.
With glasses you can see TV, right, but you can’t fall sleep watching it. I used to, I liked to, but I knew I couldn’t have my glasses on, so I didn’t see at all. I don’t do that now, I just turn off the TV and try to sleep, but in those days it was a nightmare (The TV takes your mind somewhere else, makes it busy; so watching TV is like not thinking, which is perfect to sleep).
With contact lenses is a tricky thing. There are the classic contact lenses that you have to put on in the morning and take off before sleep. That’s ugly, as contact lenses are a pain in the *** to take on and off (Some people get used to it, I haven’t). But there are other kind of contact lenses, disposable lenses that you throw away after 26 days of continuous use,as an example. At least those were what I used. Those are great as you can actually fall sleep watching TV, and well, you don’t have to take them off daily.
As you use glasses, normally your formula, or myopia degree, changes substantially over a year. So, in a year, you change your formula, which is normally changing your glasses. I have noticed that in a year your formula changes a lot (different for each people and age, but still that’s what it is). In 6 months you could use a different formula and see perfectly again, because in six months you’re not seeing as well as you’d wish.
Let me put it this way. Contact lenses’ formula can be changed every 6 months (mine came in 6 pair cases), so in 6 months you have a new formula, and sharp sight. With glasses you’ll need to wait a year, more or less, to have a new formula, so for lets say 6 months you’re not seeing sharply as you should, not that you realize on that, but it’d feel better if you do.
Great, contact lenses are good, are great, terrific. But the first reason people don’t use them is because they can become a place for infections. “But hey, I can take a pill from the Doctor to make it go away”, erggg no. First, eye transplants are impossible right now, so if you lose your eye, sorry for you. So now established that priorities are on saving the eye as quickly as possible, you treat eye infections with drops (like fake tears), otherwise some areas of the eye will not get the “cure” as they are made of tissues with no blood vessels, so nothing will get there unless a drop is placed and absorbed.
So finished this pros and cons of using one or other type of lenses, I can tell you honestly the final choice is your, but yes, glasses are the safest choice, but which you’ll see the least , peripheral view is gone and well, if you enjoy the views on your town, or you’re traveling it may not be the best option. But they get infected, I had been infected, and I could have lost an eye for that, or get a scar with which I wouldn’t see well for the rest of my life. So yeah, if you chose the contact lenses you have to be clean, super clean… And even then nobody can be sure of you not getting an infection…
By the way, have you seen my previous article about myopia? “How myopia may affect a child in the future?” is it name.