Summit Eyecare - Merlin Dr.

(208) 522-5594

Summit Eyecare - Pancheri Dr.

(208) 529-4333

Summit Eyecare - Pocatello

(208) 637-0841

Summit Eyecare - Rexburg

(208) 356-0881

Summit Eyecare - St. Anthony

(208) 624-3231

Contact Lenses Vs. Prescription Glasses

Vision correction and improvement is a welcome undertaking for those with poor vision. Sunglasses and specialty contacts have enhanced their vision. Most people can learn the difference between sunglasses and specialty contacts. This difference explains why there is still a debate about contact lenses and prescription glasses.

Summit Eyecare in Idaho Falls and Ammon provide specialty contacts and prescription glasses to help patients improve their vision. Learn more about the differences between contact lenses and prescription glasses below.

Contact Lenses

If you're currently enhancing your vision, contact lenses are a popular option to consider. They are thin, curved pieces of plastic that fit onto the cornea and can be worn directly on the eye. Contact lenses provide excellent visual acuity with little impact on the wearer's lifestyle or appearance. In addition, some people find contact lenses more comfortable and easier to maintain than glasses.

You can use contact lenses in sports or swimming activities since they do not fog up, and you don't need to worry about them falling off. You can easily adjust the power of contact lenses, and be available in various colors. However, you need an eye exam from an experienced eye doctor to determine whether contact lenses suit you. Unfortunately, contact lenses have critical problems with dry eyes and bacterial infections.

Prescription Glasses

Prescription glasses offer a great alternative to contact lenses and have particular advantages. An optometrist can provide the right lens to suit your eye condition and lifestyle after an eye exam.

Additionally, they are more affordable than contact lenses, which may be the better option financially. You can also easily maintain prescription lenses because they don't require the same cleaning and care as contact lenses. Eye doctors tend to recommend them for people who have to spend a long time in front of a computer since they provide adequate protection from glare and dust.

You can get protection from environmental factors such as dust and pollen when you wear prescription glasses, whereas contact lenses don't provide such protection. In addition, some fashionable eyeglasses are also highly reflective, making them suitable for outdoor activities.

Unfortunately, prescription lenses can also hinder physical activities, as they may cause fogging and slipping. Also, if you have astigmatism, the lenses cannot correct your vision correctly in specific directions.

Visit an Optometrist for Eye Care Services

At Summit Eyecare, we understand that all patients are unique and require different types of vision correction. That is why it's important to consult our experienced eye doctors in Idaho Falls and Ammon to determine which solution is best for you. Contact us at Pocatello (208) 637-0841, Rexburg (208) 356-0881, Idaho Falls - Merlin Dr. (208) 522-5594, St. Anthony (208) 624-3231, Idaho Falls - Pancheri Dr. (208) 529-4333, to find out more information and book an eye exam.

Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Idaho Falls - Pancheri

Monday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Idaho Falls - Merlin

Monday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

By Appt.

Sunday

Closed

Pocatello

Monday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Tuesday

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thursday

8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

St. Anthony

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Thursday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30

Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Rexburg

Monday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Idaho Falls - Pancheri

Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Idaho Falls - Merlin

Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
By Appt.
Sunday
Closed

Pocatello

Monday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

St. Anthony

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Closed for lunch 12:00-1:30
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

Rexburg

Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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