There are many ways to correct the refractive errors that cause poor eyesight.
SpectaclesSpectacles are the most common and safest method, easy to maintain and versatile. However, they can be inconvenient. They change your appearance, restrict your peripheral vision, and can interfere with sports and other outdoor activites.
Contact lensesIf well fitted and handled, contact lenses are safe and effective. They allow for more freedom during sports and other activities, and maximise peripheral vision. However, they can be troublesome to maintain, expensive, and carry a risk of infection.
Refractive surgeryRefractive surgery changes the focusing power of the eye by altering the shape of the cornea, usually permanently. It is also commonly known as LASIK, or laser eye surgery.