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You read correctly. Sunglasses are not only an important accessory in the sunny season. Although many of us are informed of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes in the summertime, we don't all recognize that it is essential to take precautions in the winter as well.

In reality, the ultraviolet rays that shine down on you in the summer months remain strong in the winter. And they still threaten your eyes, especially when reflected off a bright snow-covered ground. Those of you who enjoy get-aways that involve outdoor winter sports should be extra cautious because you'll spend a long time in the intense reflected sunlight which can be harmful to the eye. It's crucial to protect your eyes from ultraviolet rays.

So what's the best way to safeguard your eyes in the winter? Eye doctors recommend wearing sunglasses that block UV rays, so ensure that you invest in a quality pair of sunglasses that is suitable for the whole year. Buy a pair that is comfortable and totally protects your eyes.

You will soon find that there is a plethora of choices when it comes to purchasing the best pair of sunglasses. In addition to UV protection, shape, style and color, there are a number of lens designs that have been developed to create more options for your sunglasses. If you enjoy snow and water sports, you might want to consider polarized lenses which minimize reflected glare. Gradient lenses are tinted from top down to shield your eyes from overhead sunlight which can be useful when driving. Speak to an optician to find out more about the various sunglass options on the market and which optimally suit your needs.

This winter make sure you sport your shades... you will see the difference.


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