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Winter Eye Care Tips… It’s Time for Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't only a vital accessory in the sunny season. While most people are aware of the damage the sun presents to our eyes in the summertime, how many realize that it is essential to take precautions during the wintertime as well?

In reality, those ultraviolet rays that beat down on you during the warm season still exist in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes' safety, particularly when reflected off a bright snow. Those of you who love vacations that involve skiing and snowboarding 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 very important to protect your eyes from UV rays.

So what measures should you take to safeguard your eyes in the winter months? Eye doctors recommend using sunglasses that block UV rays, so be sure to purchase a great pair of sunglasses because you'll wear it the whole year. Purchase a pair that is fitting and totally 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 many different lenses available and we can help you select the combination that is suitable for your lifestyle. Don't forget about your eyes on the ski slopes either. The right pair of ski goggles preferably with polycarbonate lenses is one way to defend your eyes from renegade branches, flying ski poles and other slope dangers.

This winter make sure you sport your shades... your eyes will feel the difference.