Contacts are an easy and convenient method of providing great vision to patients that wish to eliminate their need for glasses. The vision that can be obtained from wearing contact lenses more closely mimics our natural vision. There are generally fewer distortions and peripheral vision is greatly improved through the use of contacts.
Sporting activities are more easily performed with contact lenses. Sweat and fog to not affect contacts like they do glasses, meaning you can keep your mind in the activity rather than worrying about your glasses.
For patients over forty years old there are many contact lens options that can be explored to obtain "glasses free" freedom. Monovision, where one eye is used predominantly at distance (driving, TV watching) and one eye is used predominantly for near tasks, is an often used option. Bifocal soft contact lenses that use concentric rings of power provide another option that is becoming increasingly more common.