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Winter Eye Care Tips… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

You read it correctly. Sunglasses aren't only an essential accessory in the sunny season. Although many of us are informed of the damage the sun presents to our eyes in the summer, how many realize that we need to take precautions in the winter as well?

In truth, the UV rays that shine down on you during the warm season are still around in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes, especially when bounced off a bright snow. Those of you who love vacations that involve outdoor winter sports should be especially cautious because you'll spend a long time in the intense reflected sunlight which can be damaging to the eye. It's crucial to shield your eyes from UV rays.

So what's the best way to safeguard your eyes in the cold season? Optometrists recommend wearing sunglasses that block UV rays, so be sure to invest in a great pair of sunglasses because you'll wear it the whole year. Buy a pair that is fitting and completely protects your eyes.

Our professionals can help you to make sure you're buying sunglasses that provide you with the best protection. In addition, there are many options for lenses and we are here to help you select the combination that suits your lifestyle. Don't neglect your eyes on the ski slopes either. A good set of ski goggles preferably with 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.