It’s a fact that while ‘sunnies’ may be a standard accessory during the warmer summer months; they are just as important during the winter. The reality is that people have a need for sunglasses all year long.
When it comes to taking care of your eyes, you should be aware that even though you may not feel the warmth of the sun on your skin, the Ultra Violet (UV) rays are strong all year round and can contribute towards various eye diseases including cataracts.
This is something that not many people realize and as a result neglect eye protection. The glare or reflection of sunlight off snow is a perfect example of how uncomfortable this can be, with the snow acting like a mirror. Add in the fact that you may be driving as well as the harmful UV element and you have a veritable recipe for disaster.
Sunglasses worn during winter are therefore functional in reducing glare and protecting your eyes from UV radiation but they can also improve your vision and long term health by reducing headaches and eyestrain caused by bright light.
So make sure you take care of your eyes and prevent the possible onset of eye problems by wearing a pair of quality sunglasses, ideally with polarized lenses, during winter as well as summer.