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Traditional Glasses vs Contact Lenses

Traditional Glasses vs Contact Lenses

When you visit Carolina Vision Care in Greenville for optometry care, you may have questions about the options available to correct your vision. The differences between traditional glasses and contacts play a key role in making a choice that fits your budget and your goals.

An Extra Exam for Contacts

A contact lens exam differs from a traditional eye exam. Since contact lenses sit directly on your eyes, it's important to ensure they are the right size and shape to fit your eyes. In some cases, you will need specialized, hard-to-fit contact lenses to ensure that your contacts are comfortable.

During a contact lens exam, our optometrist in Greenville measures your eyes to get the right fit for your new contacts.

Lifestyle and Activities

Your lifestyle and day by day activities play a big role in determining whether you are better suited for glasses or contacts. If you are an athlete, you may benefit more from contact lenses as they stand no chance of breaking while playing sports and do not obstruct your vision. There are, however, also glasses designed to withstand sports play. For individuals who need trifocals or bifocals, you may find that traditional glasses are ideal for your needs over contacts. Modern multi-focal contacts are available, however. If you wear glasses only for distance vision, then contacts may be a good choice.

Your lifestyle will impact the type of glasses or contacts that you need. By evaluating your lifestyle and the activities you enjoy on a regular basis, you will be able to find the right option for your needs.

Contact Us to Learn More

When you are considering contact lenses or you are thinking about switching back to traditional glasses, you will need to get a vision exam. To learn more, call (252) 752-4380 today to talk to our optometry professionals. Here at Carolina Vision Care, we can help you find the perfect style of vision correction for your needs.

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Medical District Location: 1804 W. Arlington Blvd

Monday:

7:50 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:50 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:50 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:50 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:50 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

FireTower Location: 915 E FireTower Rd, Suite 108

Monday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Closed for Lunch: 12-1pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "My experience with Carolina Vision Care is always great. The personnel there is very professional and very friendly, helpful in any way."
    - Georgia L.
  • "I moved to Greenville in May and I was just going to go back to my old eye doctor but I decided to try this place out. I must say my experience was great. From when I walked in the staff was cheerful and happy. I had a lady take me back for the pre-exam part and she was such a sweetheart ! Then the eye doctors daughter who is also the contact lady was sooo nice and made me feel at home! Amazing, amazing place!"
    -Jennifer L.