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Winter Eye Care Tips… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, that's right. Sunglasses aren't just a vital accessory in the summer. While most of us are informed of the dangers the sun presents to our eyes in the summer, we don't all recognize that it is essential to take extra care in the winter months as well.

Actually, those UV rays that beat down on you in the warm season are still around in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes' safety, especially when reflected off a bright snow. Those of you who enjoy vacations that involve outdoor winter sports should be extra careful because you'll spend an extended amount of time in the intense reflected sunlight which is potentially harmful to the eye. It's very important to protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays.

So what's the best way to protect your eyes in the winter? Eye doctors advise using sunglasses with strong UV protection, so ensure that you invest in a quality pair of sunglasses because you'll wear it all year round. Select a pair that you find comfortable and totally shields your eyes.

Our professionals can assist you to ensure you're buying sunglasses that provide you with the best protection. Additionally, there are a variety of options for lenses and we are here to help you choose the combination that fits your lifestyle. Don't forget about your eyes on the slopes either. The right set of ski goggles preferably having polycarbonate lenses can help guard your eyes from swinging branches, reckless ski pole tips and other slope dangers.

This winter make sure you sport your shades… you will see the difference.