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Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, that's correct. Sunglasses aren't just an essential accessory in the sunny season. While many people are aware of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes during the summer, we don't all realize that we need to take precautions in the winter months as well.

In reality, those UV rays that shine down on you during the warm season remain strong in the winter. And they still threaten 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 an extended amount of time in the bright reflected sunlight which is potentially harmful to the eye. It's crucial to guard your eyes from harmful UV rays.

So what steps should you take to safeguard your eyes in the winter? Optometrists recommend using sunglasses with strong UV protection, so be sure to invest in a quality pair of sunglasses because you'll wear it the entire year. Buy a pair that you find comfortable and completely shields your eyes.

We can help you to make sure you're buying sunglasses that will suit your needs. In addition, there are a variety of options for lenses and we can help you select the combination that fits your lifestyle. Don't forget about your eyes on the ski slopes either. A good set of ski goggles preferably having polycarbonate lenses can help guard your eyes from swinging branches, flying ski poles and other slope hazards.

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