Many people pick either contacts or one pair of glasses, but often find that they wish they had an alternative option to their main eyewear. There are many reasons why owning multiple pairs of eyeglasses is beneficial. You never know what could happen that would cause you to break or lose a pair, and being unable to see is quite a problem! You don’t want to be stuck either unable to see, or in an old prescription that will hurt your eyes while you wait for your new eyewear. Contacts tend to be the go-to for sporting enthusiasts who need varied functionality for their sport, but there are also prescription options for eyewear used in water sports, winter sports, driving, outdoors, and other activities. You can even get prescription sunglasses!
Other specialty types of glasses that you may need are computer glasses or specialty eyewear for work or hobbies. Those that work long hours on a computer could benefit from investing in a pair of computer glasses. These glasses aid in preventing eyestrain, as they are designed specifically for the distance at which you view a computer monitor. They can cut down on glare and blue light, too. There are many options available for safety prescription glasses for work, and your employer may cover them if you need them for your job.
Of course, the fashion-forward will also enjoy having multiple pairs of glasses to go with different looks. It is tempting to pick up a very colorful pair of funky frames to give yourself a signature look, but you may wonder if the bold look would feel awkward in other settings, like a serious family function or job interview. Additionally, contacts are another great option. Contacts are very practical and versatile. Some contact lenses even offer color-changing ability to give your eyes a totally new look.
Just like the way different accessories make you feel fancy, professional, or casual, glasses and contacts can do the same. Check your vision benefits to see what coverage is offered for additional eyewear, or ask your eye care professional about price breaks on ordering multiple glasses and contact lenses.