When thinking about the benefits of contact lenses over glasses, many people focus on the aesthetic aspects of eyewear and leave it at that. The most obvious difference, of course, is in appearance. Glasses are visible on the face and can dramatically alter your appearance, whilst contact lenses are subtle and don’t change the way you look. However, there are lots of other major differences between the wearing of each. Glasses are a physical presence on the face – you can feel them, and they can move around, especially if you participate in sports or similar activities. On the other hand, if contact lenses are put in right then you can barely feel them. It is very rare for contact lenses to be dislodged or to fall out, so you can wear them for even the most strenuous physical activities without having to worry. With the Olympics coming up this summer, sports and athletics are more popular than ever and so more people are choosing to participate.