Compare and Contrast Paper 1

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Essay Two

Contacts vs. Glasses

Tomisha Davis

“To err is human but to see is a blessing.” So of us are born with some type of handicap to the eye. These handicaps can be nearsighted, farsighted, a stigmatism, and the list goes on. Modern times have mad tools available to us to help those of us whom have problems with sight. Two of the tools are eyeglasses and contact lenses. The tow differ in the areas of cost, comfort, style, and vision. Whether you choose to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses for vision correction mostly depends on personal preferences. Way of life, comfort, convenience, budget and aesthetics should all be taken in to consideration when towards the decision-making process. While more individuals have a preference to wear glasses, wearing contacts has been growing popular ever since contacts have been made affordable and practical for people in the last ten years.
In today’s economy, money plays a major part when an individual is about to purchase either eyeglasses or contact lenses. There are some insurances in place that will pay towards your eyeglass or contact purchases. Go figure, an individual will pay between $250 and $500. Choosing contact lenses some figure the cost will be cheaper, with coupons and discounts towards a certain brand name of contacts. By the time you pay for, contact solution, and re-wetting drops, for the year; some would say the cost weighs out the same. On the other hand, eyeglass wearers profess eyeglasses are cheaper than contact lenses in the long run since they don't need to be replaced as often. The comfort some people get from contact lenses is pleasurable compared to the discomfort often experienced with eyeglasses. Eyeglasses are either sliding down the face, requiring constant pushing back up on the nose. What most contact wearers like is the extended wear. Contact lens wearers can fall asleep and not worry about crushing or breaking their eyeglasses. Contact lenses sit directly on your eye, so vision, for the most part peripheral vision, is clear. You can participate in sports (basketball) and outdoor activities without fear of eyeglasses getting in the way, falling off or breaking. One of the benefits to wearing contact lenses is that there aren’t any weather conditions that can affect or limit your ability to function. Let’s not forget the famous coming in from outside of the heat into an air conditioned building and the eyeglasses fogging up. Rain and cold weather can cause eyeglasses to fog up or change vision with the moisture.
Eyeglasses come in many styles and varieties. Eyeglasses are noticeable with different types of frames, decals on the lens, and there are different color of tints to eyeglasses (rose, purple, or blue). Even though there are many styles and different color of eyeglasses, you can do the same with contact lenses by