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Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't just a vital accessory in the sunny season. While many people are informed of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes during the summer, we don't all recognize that it is essential to take extra care in the wintertime as well.

Actually, the UV rays that beat down on you in the warm season are still around in the winter. And they still threaten your eyes' safety, especially when reflected off a bright snow. Those of you who love get-aways that include skiing and snowboarding should be extra careful because you'll spend an extended amount of time in the intense reflected sunlight which can be damaging to the eye. It's very important to guard your eyes from UV rays.

So what's the optimal way to protect your eyes in the winter months? Optometrists suggest using sunglasses with strong UV protection, so ensure that you invest in a durable pair of sunglasses that is suitable for the entire year. Purchase a pair that you find comfortable and completely protects your eyes.

Our professionals can help you to make sure you're selecting sunglasses that provide you with the best protection. In addition, there are a variety of options for lenses and we are here to help you choose the combination that suits your lifestyle. Don't neglect your eyes on the slopes either. A good set of ski goggles having polycarbonate lenses can help defend your eyes from renegade branches, flying ski poles and other slope dangers.

This winter take out those sunglasses... your eyes will feel the difference.