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Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 4.01.34 PMIt is one of the most common misconceptions to assume that sunglasses are meant for the summers alone. Yes, you need sunglasses to protect your eyes and face from the harsh summer sun, but have you wondered how it is equally important to protect your eyes from the sun during the winter. Sun rays can continue to inflict harm to your eyes in winter, irrespective of where you live.

Why you need sunglasses during the winter

In the winter, the sun is at a lower position and an angle that is different from summer. Such a position actually means your eyes stand the risk of greater exposure to the sun’s rays if you are outdoors for extended periods. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation during any season, whether summer or winter, can cause cataracts and other eye problems.

Also, when there is snow, it reflects nearly 85 percent of ultraviolet radiation, which makes it difficult for those who ski as they come down the slope. Skiing down the slope could cause injuries, and therefore, appropriate sunglasses are a must in such situations.

Polarized lenses lower flare from the light that reflects off the slopes, but they may not be a great option towards the end of the day. You could opt for goggles that have photochromic lenses, which adjust lightness or darkness, according to change in light.

Protection from dry-eye syndrome

Sun protection is very important for children as well because they tend to stay outdoors a lot more than adults. The radiation caused due to the winter sun can affect tender eyes. Dry-eye syndrome gets aggravated during winters, and wearing sunglasses is important to check the problems caused by dry eyes during winter.

Wearing wraparound sunglasses during winter blocks wind, dust and UV radiation from harming the eye during winter. The winter months are particularly harmful to the eye in terms of infections as well.

Now that it has been proven that sunglasses are important in winter as they are in summer, you should just not wear the same ones that you wear during summer. You should choose tints that you would wear in low-light conditions on dull wintry days.

They include light shade of yellow, orange, red, green, brown and grey. When it comes to red or rose, the colors could be distorted. However, not all wintry days have low-light conditions, and there are bright sunny days as well. You should wear sunglasses that have good colors, brightness and contrast. On bright days, you should choose darker tinted shades to lower brightness. No matter which sunglasses you choose, ensure that UVA and UVB radiation is blocked.

 

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