When you have a prescription from an eye doctor for your vision, you usually have a choice between wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. This choice usually comes down to personal preference based on your lifestyle. To get glasses or contacts, you need an appointment for an eye exam to determine your prescription. If you have not had an eye exam in a while, it is time to schedule your annual exam. Contact Dr. Wilhelmsen at Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield to set up an appointment.


Eyeglasses are a traditional choice for vision correction and they are still popular today. They give wearers an extra fashion piece as well as helping them to see clearly. Many people love to coordinate the color of the frames to their skin and hair to create a balanced look. Others prefer glasses simply because they do not want to have to touch their eyes as is done when wearing contact lenses. Wearing and removing eyeglasses is quick and easy, making it a favorite for many people.

Contact Lenses

Wearing contacts is often the choice for people who have active lifestyles. Because glasses can come off so easily, many people prefer to wear contact lenses because they jog, run, hike, or play a sport. It is much easier to do these activities in contacts since contacts won't fog up in humid weather. They can be a little more difficult to put in and take out compared to glasses, but otherwise, you rarely have to think about them when they are in. Another reason many people choose contacts is that they want their eyes to be prominent instead of having them behind glasses.

Get Your Eyewear and Eyecare in Bakersfield, CA

You should have a comprehensive eye exam once per year. If it has been a while since your last eye exam, contact our team at Innovative Eye Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilhelmsen. We can help you choose an option that works best for your look and lifestyle. Call us today at 661-213-3310 to learn more.