Glasses vs. contact lenses for spring

While glasses can form a unique part of your identity, it’s good to have the option to go for a natural look. As spring approaches, we’re talking you through the advantages of glasses and contact lenses to help you decide which is best for you. Read on to learn more…

Reasons to consider glasses


Unfortunately, if you suffer from hay fever, spring season in the UK brings a less-welcome guest – pollen. Glasses can act as a shield on days when the pollen count is high, reducing your risk of dry, itchy eyes in the warmer weather.


Glasses are the fashion accessory which keeps on giving. With so many distinctive styles, they can help you stand out from the crowd – especially in the warmer weather once you’ve shed your cosy winter wardrobe.


Glasses are the low maintenance option when it comes to your eye health. They don’t require cleaning solutions and you can pop them on and off without worrying about touching your eyes, meaning less risk of infection.

The advantages of contact lenses


While you can get glasses with tinted or UV coatings, or prescription sunglasses, wearing contact lenses means you can still don the ultimate summer accessory while benefitting from complete UV protection. It also means you don’t have to constantly switch between your sunglasses and glasses – simply take your shades off and store them in their case once you’re done using them and enjoy crystal clear vision!


If you’re sporty or active, wearing contacts can be a dream during summer. They won’t get in the way or slide down your nose, and you can move around without fear of losing or breaking your glasses. They also provide a clear field of vision so you’re fully on your game.

Special occasions

Having your peepers on full display can make for a refreshing change. It’s a simple way to switch up your look, especially if you’re hoping to lock eyes with a date or bag a summer romance.


We stock a wide range of different types of contact lenses to suit different lifestyles, including daily disposables and reusable lenses, so there’s something for everyone.

Learn more

Pop into one of our practices to browse our glasses frames collections or learn more about your options for contact lenses online via our website. If you’re due a check-up or you’d like to arrange a contact lens consultation, get in touch to book your appointment.