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Winter Eye Care Tips… It’s Time for Sunglasses

You read correctly. Sunglasses are not just an essential accessory in the summer. While most of us are informed of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes during the summer, we don't all realize that we need to take precautions in the winter as well.

In reality, those ultraviolet rays that shine down on you in the summer months remain strong in the winter. And they still threaten your eyes, especially when reflected off a bright snow-covered ground. Those of you who enjoy vacations that include outdoor winter sports should be especially cautious if you plan to spend a long time in the bright reflected sunlight which can be damaging to the eye. It's very important to shield your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays.

So what steps should you take to guard your eyes in the cold season? Eye doctors recommend using sunglasses with strong UV protection, so be sure to purchase a quality pair of sunglasses because you'll wear it all year round. Buy a pair that is comfortable and completely protects your eyes.

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

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