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Winter Eye Care Tips… It’s Time for Sunglasses

You read it correctly. Sunglasses aren't only an essential accessory in the summer. While many people are aware of the damage the sun poses to our eyes during the summer, we don't all recognize that it is essential to take precautions in the winter as well.

In reality, those ultraviolet rays that shine down on you during the summer still exist in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes, particularly when bounced off a bright snow. Those of you who enjoy get-aways that include skiing and snowboarding should be extra careful if you plan to spend a long time in the bright reflected sunlight which can be damaging to the eye. It's very important to guard your eyes from harmful UV rays.

So what's the optimal way to protect your eyes in the winter months? Optometrists advise wearing sunglasses with strong UV protection, so be sure to invest in a durable pair of sunglasses that is suitable for all year round. Purchase a pair that you find fitting and totally shields your eyes.

Our professionals can assist you to ensure you're getting sunglasses that provide you with the best protection. Additionally, there are many options for lenses and we are here to help you choose the combination that fits your lifestyle. Don't neglect your eyes on the ski slopes either. The right set of ski goggles with polycarbonate lenses is one way to protect your eyes from renegade branches, flying ski pole tips and other slope hazards.

This winter get out those sunglasses... you will see the difference.