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Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't only a vital accessory in the sunny season. While most of us are informed of the damage the sun poses to our eyes during the summertime, we don't all realize that we need to take precautions in the winter as well.

In truth, the UV rays that shine down on you in the summer months still exist in the winter. And they could be a threat to your eyes, especially when bounced off a bright snow. Those of you who enjoy get-aways that include outdoor winter sports should be extra cautious if you plan to spend an extended amount of time in the bright reflected sunlight which is potentially harmful to the eye. It's very important to guard your eyes from harmful UV rays.

So what steps should you take to protect your eyes in the winter? Eye doctors suggest using sunglasses with strong UV protection, so be sure to invest in a durable pair of sunglasses because you'll wear it all year round. Select a pair that is fitting and totally shields your eyes.

We can assist you to make sure you're buying sunglasses that will suit your needs. Additionally, there are many options for lenses and we can help you choose the combination that fits your lifestyle. Don't forget about your eyes on the ski slopes either. A good pair of ski goggles with polycarbonate lenses is one way to guard your eyes from renegade branches, reckless ski pole tips and other slope dangers.

This winter get out those sunglasses... your eyes will feel the difference.