Will switching to contact lenses improve your career? People are discovering the advantages go beyond cosmetic enhancements like colored contacts. Improvements in lens technology have made contacts more readily available around the world, as well. With more than 100 million people using contact lenses, it is a good guess that many of them work in the business. What advantages do contacts offer those of that you sit behind a desk and crunch numbers all day?
Eyestrain is a problem when you spend your day in front of a computer or reading reports. That space between your eyes and the lens of your glasses can sometimes distort vision, making eye works harder. That adds up to the more eye strain. Contacts rest on the eye, so there is no space without correction and no distortion. Contact lenses provide better vision and better vision means less eye strain.
Contacts offer enhanced peripheral vision, too. As you sit at a computer, your eyes focus ahead and anything to the side is blurry. Contact lenses correct your entire field of vision, so you see everything going on around you in the office.
Contacts move with your eye, so your vision is always in focus no matter where you look. You can glance down at a paper in front of your keyboard and look up at the screen again without moving your head.
Glasses are distracting. They rest on the bridge of your nose, causing pressure. You see reflections as the frame meets the lens. They get dirty and cloud your vision. This all takes away from your focus. There are no obstructions to get in the way of contact lenses. When in properly, you probably forget they are even there. Try forgetting you wear glasses.
Glasses fog up, as well. When you walk into the office from outside, the shift in temperature means you have to stop and wipe your glasses before moving forward. This makes a poor impression when you are lunching with clients or walking into a meeting. You could be making a powerful first impression wearing colored contacts, instead.
Speaking of Appearances
Contact lenses stay in place, so there is no fidgeting as you push them up your nose. They also allow for a more natural appearance. Glasses are clunky and distract clients when you are making a presentation or having a conversation. You could look clumsy as you try to hand out paperwork or multitask and your glasses shift on your nose.
Contacts fit perfectly with your business attire. You can even use colored contacts to match your eye color to your outfit. It is a subtle way to create continuity in your appearance. Eyeglasses, on the other hand, can sometimes clash with even your best suit.
Contacts Save You Time and Money
At one time, you couldn’t get contact lens if you needed bifocals or if you had astigmatism, but, today, they are available for most vision problems, including:
- Myopia – Nearsightedness
- Hyperopia – Farsightedness
- Astigmatism – Near and Far vision are fuzzy
- Presbyopia – Blurred vision associated with aging
Breaking a pair of bifocal eyeglasses means hundreds of dollars to replace them, not to mention the time it takes to go to the eye doctor and wait for new glasses. If you wear disposable contacts, you will always have another pair handy.
Wearing contact lenses allow you to use regular, non-prescription sunglasses. You save money by not having to pay for a pair of prescription sunglasses or extra for UV protection lenses on your regular eyeglasses.
Whether you are just starting out in the business world or a CEO of a Fortune 500 company, contact lenses offer an advantage. Better vision and a sleeker, savvier look will make you stand out.