Sunglasses are designed to protect the eyes from the sun’s rays year-round. The fact is that ultraviolet (UV) light poses a danger to eyes due to exposure accumulated at any time of the year. Protecting eyes from UV exposure at all times helps decrease the risk of cataract formation, pterygium (fleshy growths on the surface of the eye), and eye cancers. Moreover, glare is as much a problem for drivers, skiers, and outdoor enthusiasts as it is for boaters, beachgoers, and vacationers. Sunglasses help to virtually eliminate this problem during the entire course of the year. With this in mind, sunglasses have as much a place in a winter wardrobe as they do with bathing suits and cycling gear. To improve performance and enjoyment, select sunglasses that are especially designed for your preferred outdoor activity.