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Importance of Sunglasses During Winter

The Importance of Sunglasses During Winter

Did you know wearing sunglasses during winter is as important as during summer? During winter, your eyes are exposed to dangerous Ultra Violet (UV) rays from the sun, and these rays are also reflected by the snow. If you wear your sunglasses from November to March, you will protect your eyes from snow blindness and reduce winter glare. If you're looking for quality sunglasses, talk to one of our optometrists at Epic Vision Eye Center. We will provide you with durable and effective sunglasses that will serve you better.

Reducing Glare

During winter, precipitation coats various surfaces in ice, snow, and water. This results in extremely bright surfaces that make the pupil contract and reduces the amount of light reaching the retina. Such reflections are known to impair vision. These conditions are even worse when snowmobiling, driving, or skiing. When you wear high-quality sunglasses, you will have better vision and protect your eyes from dangerous reflections. Polarized lenses are an excellent choice for glare reduction.

Sunglasses Protect Eyes from Dust, Debris, and Wind

During a windy day, your eyes may feel uncomfortable because of the evaporation of natural moisture from your eyes. Debris and dust are also common elements that can cause corneal abrasions. With high-quality and effective sunglasses, you can prevent your contact lenses from drying. You can also get lenses with a special hydrophobic coating to repel lotions, water, oils, dust, and fingerprints to keep your vision streak-free.

Sunglasses Help with UV Protection

Continuous exposure to UV radiation has been shown to cause cataracts and macular degeneration. While many eyes develop cataracts as they age, increased exposure to the UV rays can hasten the process. That is why even during winter, you need high-quality sunglasses that block all harmful UV rays completely. These glasses will also help the delicate skin surrounding the eyes, to reduce premature aging and wrinkles.

Get High-Quality Sunglasses at Epic Vision Eye Center

At Epic Vision Eye Center, we provide comfort and sharp vision regardless of the season. Pick up a new pair of quality sunglasses at any of our twelve locations or call us today at (888) 749-7755 to learn more.

Main Office
PO Box 1095
Smithville, MO 64089

Main | 888.749.7755
Billing | 816.207.0055
Fax | 913.340.9880
Accounts Payable | 888.749.7755

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