Inserting contact lenses may take some practice at first but can become easy, except for those who can’t master the technique because of a persistent and irrational fear of inserting the contact lenses into the eyes. There is a biological resistance to objects hovering in the peripheral vision, let alone a big index finger poking right on the cornea. It’s no wonder many people struggle in vain to wrestle this natural reaction down so they can comfortably wear contact lenses.
For those in certain careers or professions glasses can be dangerous. Fighting fires, flying planes, and military combat are just a few of the places where eye glasses can pose a potential extra element of danger. For others it’s just the inconvenience of glasses slipping or lenses fogging that inspire the desire for contacts. For others wearing contacts instead of glasses may be necessary for other reasons. We rarely see a Broadway musical chanteuse sporting clunky real life frames on stage. Try climbing Everest with your lenses fogging and icing with every breath.