It’s hard to disagree that direct exposure to the Sun’s rays can do a lot of damage to your eyes and your vision.
Well, according to health experts, wearing your sunglasses during the winter is even more important than during the summer time.
During winter our eyes are, in fact, even more exposed to UV radiation during the cloudy days. Additionally, the much of the Sun’s light gets reflected off the ground, where it is normally harmlessly absorbed, into our eyes.
Light reflected by the mirror-like snow increases the amount of damage caused by UV radiation to your vision, can induce temporary “blindness”, and severe pain.
To keep yourself, and your eyes protected through winter, you need a pair of quality sunglasses.
Here are 5 reasons to wear sunglasses during winter: Number three may shock you!
5 Reasons Why You Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter
Sunglasses Protect Eyes from Dust, Wind and Debris
The weather can be quite challenging during winter. Sunglasses can give you a clearer view of your surroundings by creating a barrier that reduces the evaporation of moisture to keep your eyes well protected and comfortable.
Airtight sunglasses have the added benefit of protecting your contact lenses from drying out in cold environments. With sunglasses, you wont have to worry about any debris carried by the wind to damage your cornea.
Some lenses are fitted with hydrophobic coatings to repel water, dust, oils, lotions and fingerprints to keep your vision clear at all times.
Sunglasses Reduce Glare
Winter is well known for its precipitation that coats surfaces in snow, water, and ice, making most surfaces in the environment shiny, hence bright reflections that can easily impair your vision.
This reflective glare, also known as snow blindness, is very dangerous and can cause fatal accidents since drivers, snowmobile riders, and skiers can’t see through bright light.
If you enjoy outdoor activities during the winter, this glare can also make it easier for you to get lost, which can be very dangerous.
To combat this glare, all you need is a good pair of sunglasses that can block the reflecting sun rays.
We recommend polarized sunglasses to shield against these reflections.
Sunglasses Protect your Eyes from Harmful UV Rays
Did you know that there are dangerous UV rays from the sun that can potentially harm your eyes and accelerate the development of cataracts and aged macular degeneration?
Prolonged exposure to UV radiation can affect your eyesight and cause your eyes to age prematurely.
Sunglasses will also prevent these rays from reaching the skin around your eye which prevents wrinkles caused by UV rays.
Sunglasses Reduce Eyestrain and Headaches
Your pupils control the amount of light that reaches the retina in your eye. In dim light the pupils widen to allow more light to enter the eye, and, conversely, your pupils will shrink when light is too bright to protect the retina.
During winter, when light is often far too bright much of the time, your pupils will strain through out the day to reduce the light entering your eyes which in turn causes muscle fatigue and eye strain.
Over exerted pupil muscles can leave you crippled by painful headaches throughout the winter.
You are better off with sunglasses that have photochromic lenses. These lenses darken automatically in the presence of bright light hence protecting your eyes throughout the day.
Sunglasses Improve Vision During Winter
Your eyes are very delicate and need to be protected, especially during the harsher climate of winter.
For good vision, your eyes require a just the right amount of light.
Reflective glare is dangerous to the naked eye and can potentially bleach the retina which can lead to poor vision and reduced vision acuity. For these reasons, we recommend sunglasses, even and especially during winter, for long term vision and healthy eyes.
Now you know the importance of having high quality sunglasses during the winter.
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