Yep, it's true. Sunglasses are not only an important accessory in the sunny season. Although most of us are aware of the damage the sun poses to our eyes in the summertime, we don't all realize that we need to take precautions in the wintertime as well.
In truth, the UV rays that beat down on you during the warm season still exist in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes, especially when bounced off a bright snow. Those of you who love get-aways that involve snow-based activities should be especially cautious if you plan to spend an extended amount of time in the bright reflected sunlight which is potentially damaging to the eye. It's crucial to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
So what's the optimal way to safeguard your eyes in the winter? Eye doctors advise using sunglasses with strong UV protection, so ensure that you purchase a durable pair of sunglasses that is suitable for all year round. Select a pair that you find comfortable and completely protects your eyes.
You will quickly discover that there is an abundance of options when it comes to selecting the best pair of sunglasses. In addition to UV protection, style, color and design, there are a number of lens options that have been developed to create specialized sunglasses. If you enjoy outdoor sports, you might want to try anti-reflective coatings which reduce reflected glare. Gradient lenses are tinted only at the top of the lens to protect your eyes from overhead sunlight which can be useful when driving. Consult with one of our opticians to inquire about the various sunglass options available and which optimally suit your needs.
This winter get out those sunglasses... you will see the difference.