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Winter Eye Care Tips… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't only an essential accessory in the summer. While many of us are informed of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes in the summer, we don't all realize that it is essential to take extra care in the winter months as well.

In truth, the UV rays that shine down on you in the warm season are still around in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes' safety, especially when bounced off a bright snow-covered ground. Those of you who love get-aways that include skiing and snowboarding should be especially cautious because you'll spend a long time in the bright reflected sunlight which is potentially harmful to the eye. It's crucial to protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays.

So what measures should you take to guard your eyes in the winter months? Eye doctors recommend using sunglasses with strong UV protection, so ensure that you purchase a durable pair of sunglasses because you'll wear it the entire year. Buy a pair that you find fitting and completely protects your eyes.

We can assist you to ensure you're getting sunglasses that will suit your needs. In addition, there are many options for lenses and we are here to help you select the combination that suits your lifestyle. Don't forget about your eyes on the ski slopes either. The right pair of ski goggles with polycarbonate lenses is one way to protect your eyes from renegade branches, flying ski pole tips and other slope hazards.

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