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Winter Eye Care Advice… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't just an important accessory in the summer. Although most of us are aware of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes during the summertime, how many of us realize that we need to take extra care in the wintertime as well?

In reality, the ultraviolet rays that shine down on you during the summer months remain strong in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes' safety, particularly when reflected off a bright snow. Those of you who enjoy get-aways 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 damaging to the eye. It's very important to shield your eyes from harmful UV rays.

So what steps should you take to protect your eyes in the cold season? Optometrists advise using sunglasses with strong UV protection, so ensure that you purchase a quality pair of sunglasses that is suitable for the entire year. Select a pair that is fitting and completely protects your eyes.

Our professionals can assist you to ensure you're selecting sunglasses that will suit your needs. In addition, there are a variety of options for lenses and we are here to help you select the combination that is suitable for your lifestyle. Don't neglect your eyes on the slopes either. A good pair of ski goggles having polycarbonate lenses can help guard your eyes from renegade branches, flying ski pole tips and other slope dangers.

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