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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.


Personal Message from Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson regarding COVID-19

Considering the evolving situation of COVID-19, we feel it is our responsibility to prioritize the health of our community members during this critical time and do what we can to minimize the opportunity for transmission. As a result, we have made the decision to close our physical clinic and provide only virtual appointments & emergency referrals until further notice.

For Squamish patients, please call 604-892-5055 during our regular business hours to consult.
For West Vancouver patients, please call 604-922- 0413 during our regular business hours to consult.

We are here if you need us!

**Please note – we will continue to be available for your glasses, contacts, eye drops, ocular supplements and any other product or prescription needs. Please call and we can arrange to have these shipped directly to your door at no charge.

Thank you for your support and understanding as we navigate these unprecedented times. We are hopeful that this will be a temporary measure, and will be monitoring the situation carefully. Please take care of yourselves & each other, and we hope to see you soon!

Drs. McRoberts, Bowden & Davidson