Many people are under the impression that sunglasses only serve a purpose in the summer months, but it is equally important to be wearing sunglasses in the months of winter, too. Quality sunglasses provide the necessary eye protection against the potentially damaging effects associated with the sun. Here is a bit of information on how winter eyewear can protect your eyes.

UV- Ultraviolet Rays

UV rays associated with the sun are also harmful in winter as they are in summer. This is true even on the cloudy days. UV rays are very powerful, especially in the snowy destinations, where your exposure to UV rays doubles. This is because the snow is like a mirror that reflects the 2nd dose of UV. Overexposure to UV rays is often associated with the development of different eye diseases that include cataracts and macular degeneration. This is why it is essential to have the right eye protection throughout the year.

With the shortened daylight hours combined with visits to popular ski resorts, the glare can result in a significant danger when it comes to driving on your holiday. This is because the glare can affect your vision and abilities to see properly. The right sunglasses need to be worn at all times to reduce this glare, as well as offer you with comfortable vision when it comes to the bright reflections caused from the road, snow, ice and water.

Our eyes are a delicate organ and can become irritated easily. For this reason, it is essential to protect our eyes from the ice, snow, debris and high winds. The easiest way to offer this protection is to invest in a good pair of sunglasses. Irritated, red and dry eyes are a common occurrence in the winter months. The wraparound sunglasses are able to minimize evaporation of the natural moisture in your eyes to prevent your eyes becoming dry.

Making the decision to wear your sunglasses in the winter will prevent painful headaches and enhance your vision. Exposure to strong sunlight and glare for extended periods in the winter months, whether you are driving, or skiing can result in headaches, fatigue, and painful eye strain. When you wear sunglasses, you are offered with enhanced vision and comfort that can contribute to reducing painful headaches in the way of minimizing the light that is able to reach your eyes.

Let the professional optometrists and eye doctors at Provision Eyewear Optical take care of your UV ray protection needs. We can customize your lenses to have tint + UV 400 protection, we also have polarized lenses, transition lenses, High-Index and Super Hi-Index. We also have a very special promotion going on where you can get a pair of the designer or name brand sunglasses for 30% off! We have brands like Ray Ban, Armani, Coach, Guess, Prada, Versace, and so much more. Come by our location in Coquitlam or Burnaby to get the sunglasses you need to stay protected from the UV rays this winter!