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.