Sunglasses are something that most people associate with summer, the beach, and hot weather. The truth is, sunglasses are equally as important, if not more so, in the winter months. Why are sunglasses so important during the winter, the doctors at ClearView Eyecare can help you to find the sunglasses that work for your eyes.
Sunglasses protect your eyes during all seasons. They work to help limit the amount of UV light that enters the eye and therefore have the opportunity to damage the eye. During the summer, the chance of damage to the eye is increased by the increased amount of time that we spend outside. During the winter, the white snow poses an even worse threat. We have all heard of going snow blind, this is a phenomenon where so much light is reflected into the eye that we can go temporarily blind, or in some cases, permanently blind.
During the winter we may be exposing our eyes to even more UV rays than we could have ever anticipated which makes it important to wear sunglasses during the winter to protect the eyes. Many people do not even think about UV protection during the winter but the right glasses are needed to help make sure your eyes are not going to incur any damage as a result of the sun.
You do need some form of sunglasses to help make sure that you are not getting inadvertent damage to the eyes just by walking out. Even if you are not looking straight at the sun, you can still have damage to the eyes just from the sheer amount of light that is being reflected from the snow into your eyes. Taking the time to protect your eyes can truly make a difference in your overall health and in how well you see this winter. Call ClearView Eyecare today at (360) 392-8306 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.
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