You read it correctly. Sunglasses are not just a vital accessory in the sunny season. While most people are informed of the damage the sun presents to our eyes in the summer, we don't all realize that we need to take extra care in the winter months as well.
In truth, those ultraviolet rays that beat down on you in the warm season are still around in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes, particularly when reflected off a bright snow. Those of you who love get-aways that include skiing and snowboarding should be extra cautious if you plan to spend an extended amount of time in the bright reflected sunlight which can be harmful to the eye. It's very important to shield your eyes from ultraviolet rays.
So what steps should you take to guard your eyes in the winter months? Optometrists suggest wearing sunglasses that block UV rays, so be sure to invest in a quality pair of sunglasses because you'll wear it the entire year. Purchase a pair that you find fitting and totally shields your eyes.
Our professionals can help you to ensure you're buying sunglasses that will suit your needs. Additionally, there are a variety of options for lenses and we can help you select the combination that fits your lifestyle. Don't neglect your eyes on the slopes either. A good pair of ski goggles having polycarbonate lenses is one way to guard your eyes from renegade branches, reckless ski pole tips and other slope hazards.
This winter make sure you sport your shades... your eyes will feel the difference.