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Winter Eye Care Tips… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, that's right. Sunglasses are not just a vital accessory in the summer. While many people are informed of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes in the summertime, how many of us recognize that we need to take precautions in the winter months as well?

Actually, those UV rays that shine down on you during the summer are still around in the winter. And they could be a threat to your eyes' safety, particularly when reflected off a bright snow-covered ground. Those of you who love vacations that involve outdoor winter sports should be extra careful if you plan to spend a long time in the intense reflected sunlight which is potentially harmful to the eye. It's crucial to protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays.

So what steps should you take to safeguard your eyes in the winter months? Optometrists advise wearing sunglasses that block UV rays, so be sure to invest in a durable pair of sunglasses that is suitable for all year round. Buy a pair that you find fitting and completely protects your eyes.

Our professionals can assist you to make sure you're getting sunglasses that will suit your needs. Additionally, there are many options for lenses and we can help you select the combination that suits your lifestyle. Don't forget about your eyes on the slopes either. The right set of ski goggles preferably having polycarbonate lenses can help protect your eyes from swinging branches, reckless ski pole tips and other slope dangers.

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