I had to get glasses at 17 or else I wouldn't have been able to drive a car!
After wearing them for a year or two I made the switch to contact lenses. It took me a while to get used to the contacts but I definitely prefer them over glasses. I had a couple bad incidents when I went too many days without changing the lenses. I had two small cornea scars....those things are not pleasant.
Felt like Mike Tyson landed a haymaker right to my eye!!
But all in all contacts are for me! I have never been able to get used to that "weird" feeling of glasses.