Here's When You Should Not Wear Your New Contacts

Switching from glasses to contact lenses (from an outlet such as A New Vision) is an exciting change, especially if you weren't keen on how you looked with glasses or they didn't suit your lifestyle. While contact lenses take a bit of work in the morning and evening, you'll soon get used to this part of your day and won't be able to help smiling when you catch a glimpse of your glasses-free face in the mirror. There are times, however, that it's best to leave your contact lenses in their case and go back to your glasses — if even for a short amount of time. Here are some instances that aren't conducive to wearing contacts.   

Allergy Season

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, it's a good idea to opt for your glasses instead of your contacts. Even if you prefer how you look with the latter, allergy season can be challenging with contact lenses. For many people with seasonal allergies, things such as ragweed and pollen will cause the eyes to water, puff up and become itchy and irritated. When your eyes are constantly running and you can't help but rub them, the last thing you want to do is deal with contact lenses, too. For example, the constant rubbing of your eyes will often be enough to lift your contacts. Use your glasses until your symptoms have disappeared, and then go back to your contacts. 

Pulling An All-Nighter

Whether you're a college student getting ready for an exam, someone driving from sundown to sunup or you're busy completing a major project for work, you might find yourself pulling an all-nighter. Before doing so, it's a good idea to switch to your glasses. When you're overly tired, your eyes will often get sore, and it's safer to simply remove your glasses and rub your eyes or splash some water on your face than try to do so with contacts. Plus, when it's finally time to fall into bed, you can simply take off your glasses instead of face the unhealthy temptation of sleeping with your contacts because you can't be bothered removing them.


Swimming is often a challenging situation for people who need vision correction. Not wearing glasses while you're in the pool can leave you having trouble navigating, while wearing contacts can be challenging because the water can often lift, move or otherwise disturb them. It's generally a good idea to avoid using your contacts in the swimming pool. Take them out before the pool visit, use your glasses on the pool deck and then put your contacts back in once you get home.