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Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

You read correctly. Sunglasses are not just an important accessory in the summer. Although most of us are aware of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes during the summer, we don't all realize that we need to take precautions in the wintertime as well.

Actually, the UV rays that shine down on you in the warm season remain strong in the winter. And they still threaten your eyes, especially when bounced off a bright snow. Those of you who enjoy vacations that include snow-based activities should be extra careful because you'll spend an extended amount of time in the bright reflected sunlight which can be damaging to the eye. It's very important to shield your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays.

So what's the optimal way to safeguard your eyes in the winter? Optometrists advise wearing sunglasses with strong UV protection, so be sure to purchase a durable pair of sunglasses because you'll wear it the whole year. Select a pair that is fitting and completely shields your eyes.

We can help you to make sure you're getting sunglasses that will suit your needs. Additionally, there are many different lenses available and we can help you select the combination that suits 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, reckless ski poles and other slope hazards.

This winter make sure you sport your shades... your eyes will feel the difference.

Great news! 

Our offices are now reopened!

The Doctors & staff of both offices have been working hard to put in place safeguards that will keep our patients and staff, healthy and safe. Not only will we be adhering to strict disinfection protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there are a few other temporary protocols that we would like to make you aware of:

The safety of our patients and staff is by far the most important thing on our minds as we reopen, and we apologize in advance for any and all inconveniences that this COVID-19 Pandemic period may have caused you and your family.

If you have any questions email our Peoria Office Manager at or our Bloomington Office Manager at

We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

The Doctors & Staff of Peoria Eye Professionals