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Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, that's correct. 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 realize that we need to take extra care in the winter as well?

In truth, the UV rays that beat down on you in the summer remain strong in the winter. And they still threaten your eyes, particularly when reflected off a bright snow-covered ground. Those of you who enjoy get-aways that involve outdoor winter sports should be especially cautious if you plan to spend a long time in the bright reflected sunlight which is potentially damaging to the eye. It's crucial to protect your eyes from UV rays.

So what measures should you take to guard your eyes in the winter? Eye doctors advise wearing sunglasses that block UV rays, so ensure that you purchase a great pair of sunglasses that is suitable for the entire year. Purchase a pair that is fitting and completely shields your eyes.

You will quickly discover that there are many choices when it comes to purchasing the best pair of sunglasses. In addition to UV protection, style, color and design, there are a number of lens options that have been invented to create more options for your sunglasses. If you are active in snow and water 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 sun coming from above which can be useful when on the road. Speak to one of our opticians to inquire about the various sunglass options on the market and which best suit your needs.

This winter make sure you sport your shades… you will see the difference.