Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not only a vital accessory in the summer. While most of us are informed of the damage the sun poses to our eyes in the summertime, we don't all recognize that we need to take precautions in the wintertime as well.
In truth, those UV rays that shine down on you during the summer are still around in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes' safety, especially when bounced off a bright snow-covered ground. Those of you who enjoy get-aways that include outdoor winter sports should be especially cautious because you'll spend a long time in the bright reflected sunlight which is potentially damaging to the eye. It's crucial to protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays.
So what steps should you take to protect your eyes in the winter months? Optometrists advise wearing sunglasses that block UV rays, so be sure to purchase a great pair of sunglasses because you'll wear it all year round. Select a pair that you find fitting and totally shields your eyes.
We can help you to make sure you're getting sunglasses that provide you with the best protection. In addition, there are a variety of options for lenses and we can help you choose the combination that fits your lifestyle. Don't forget about your eyes on the ski slopes either. A good set of ski goggles having polycarbonate lenses is one way to protect your eyes from renegade branches, flying ski pole tips and other slope hazards.
This winter get out those sunglasses… you will see the difference.