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Protect Your Eyes this Winter: Why Sunglasses are Still Essential

.When you think about sunglasses, what comes to mind? Most likely sunny days at the beach. But even if there are fewer hours of daylight in the winter, sunglasses are still essential when it comes to protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful UV rays! Let’s explain why.

The Dangers of UV Rays
We all know that UV rays can cause skin damage if we don’t wear sunscreen, but did you know that those same UV rays can cause eye damage as well? Prolonged exposure to the sun’s harsh rays can lead to a number of serious eye conditions, including cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Not only that, but overexposure to UV radiation is also linked to an increased risk of certain types of cancer around the eyes, such as melanoma.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re spending time outdoors in the summer or winter—UV protection is always important. Whether you’re skiing on a mountain slope or taking a walk through a winter wonderland, make sure you have good quality sunglasses on hand to protect your eyes from harm. Not only will they protect your eyes from potential damage but they will also help reduce any glare from the sun reflecting off snow and ice.

The Importance of Eye Protection
If you do spend significant amounts of time outdoors during the winter months, it is especially important to find sunglasses with UV protection. Look for lenses with 100% UVA and UVB protection for optimal safety and comfort. You should also make sure that your glasses fit properly so they don't slip down your nose while you're out in the cold! If possible, try on several different styles until you find one that fits comfortably and securely on your face.

Sunglasses are an essential part of protecting our eyes against damaging UV radiation year-round—not just during summertime activities like swimming or going to the beach. Make sure you invest in a pair of high-quality sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection before heading out into the cold this winter! That way, even if there are fewer hours of daylight in the colder months, your eyes will be safe and sound while still looking great.

Have a great and eye-safe time out in the winter wonderland and we'll see you at your annual eye exam!