There is no one contact lens that is right for everyone. And not everyone is going to enjoy perfect vision with contact lenses. But if you are an appropriate candidate for contacts, you may enjoy several advantages over wearing glasses. The most obvious advantage of contact lenses is the ability to see without the weight of glasses on the nose and behind the ears. Cosmetically speaking, contact lenses allow a person to see clearly without altering their appearance. Some people with very strong prescriptions notice better peripheral vision and less distortion when wearing contact lenses. In addition, glasses tend to magnify or minify images, where contact lenses have less of a size altering effect. Active people sometimes find glasses a nuisance. Wearing contacts allows a person to be active without the worry of their glasses being steamed up, knocked off, or broken. On the other hand, contact lenses must be worn responsibly. Drs. Newman, Blackstock, & Associates do not recommend sleeping in contact lenses. Patients who sleep in their lenses are more likely to develop eye infections and ulcers of the cornea that may be sight threatening. If a patient insists on sleeping in contact lenses, you will be fit in the healthiest lenses approved by the FDA. We will continue to recommended lens removal at least 1x per week.