Studies conducted over the years have revealed that our eyes tend to remain at two times greater risk of getting damaged during the wintertime. The two factors responsible for risking the health of our eyes are UV rays emitted by the sun itself and the snow, which acts as a mirror and reflects a secondary dose of the detrimental ultraviolet rays into our eyes. This makes it extremely important to wear sunglasses in the winter, regardless of whether you’re engaging in winter activities or just walking down the street.
Here are four of the main factors that make wearing sunglasses, like our bamboo Brisbane Sunglasses (below), vital during wintertime:
1. Sunglasses Reduce glare
When water, ice, and snow covers nearly every surface, a common occurrence during the winter months, excessively bright reflection of the sunrays result in irresistible glare. This glare can impair our vision badly. The effects of the sun’s glare is especially dangerous when skiing, driving, and snowmobiling. High quality polarized sunglasses, like our Finley Polarized Neck Hanging Sunglasses (below) can reduce glare dramatically making viewing more comfortable and safer.
2. Sunglasses Keep Eyes Protected from Harmful Ultraviolet Rays (UV)
Medical studies have shown that exposure to UV radiation has direct links with cataract formation and occurrence of age-related macular degeneration. UV rays begin by damaging our corneas and if we don’t take steps to control the exposure, the sun’s rays gradually damage one’s lenses and trigger formation of cataracts. Cataracts are common in elderly people, and exposure to sunrays accelerate the process of cataract development. High quality sunglasses are capable of blocking 100% of the UVA and UVB rays emitted by the sun. Other than protecting the cornea and lenses, these sunglasses also work as a protective gear for the delicate skin around our eyes and thereby prevent premature skin aging.
3. They Keep Our Eyes Protected from Debris, Dust, and Wind
Sunglasses work as wind barriers and lower evaporation of moisture to make our eyes feel more comfortable. The habit of wearing sunglass frames during the wintertime stops dust particles from entering our eyes and thus prevents occurrence of corneal abrasion.
4. They Assist in Reducing Eyestrain and Headache
Sunglasses stop excessive amount of light from reaching our eyes. This ensures that our eyes don’t get fatigued and also prevents headaches. Individuals with vision disorders like presbyopia can even opt for reading sunglasses or bifocal sunglasses to ensure that they can read without straining their eyes even while wearing sunglasses.
Check Out Our Sunglasses for Men and Women
If you’re looking for quality, great looking sunglasses, without the designer price tag, check out our selection of sunglasses for men and women today! Sort by type, style and color, and find the pair(s) that are right for you.