Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not only a vital accessory in the sunny season. Although many of us are aware of the damage the sun poses to our eyes in the summer, we don't all recognize that it is essential to take extra care in the wintertime as well.
In truth, those ultraviolet rays that shine down on you in the summer months still exist in the winter. And they still threaten your eyes' safety, especially when reflected off a bright snow. Those of you who enjoy get-aways that include outdoor winter sports should be extra careful if you plan to spend a long time in the bright reflected sunlight which can be harmful to the eye. It's very important to shield your eyes from UV rays.
So what's the optimal way to protect your eyes in the winter months? Eye doctors advise wearing sunglasses with strong UV protection, so ensure that you purchase a quality pair of sunglasses that is suitable for all year round. Purchase a pair that is fitting and totally protects your eyes.
You will soon find that there is a plethora of options when it comes to purchasing the right pair of sunglasses. In addition to UV protection, shape, style and color, there are a number of lens designs that have been developed to create more options for your sunglasses. If you participate in outdoor sports, you might want to choose anti-reflective coatings which minimize reflected glare. Gradient lenses are tinted from top down to shield your eyes from overhead sunlight particularly when on the road. Consult with one of our opticians to learn about the various lens options on the market and which best fit your needs.
This winter get out those sunglasses… your eyes will feel the difference.