Sunglasses in the Winter?
Many of our patients tell us they wear sunglasses in the summer, but your eyes need year-round protection from the suns harmful rays.
Ultraviolet (UV) light is reflected off of snow, and reducing your exposure to UV light lowers your risk for age-related eye disease, and keeps your eyes looking clear and white. In the short term, UV exposure can cause corneal irritation that can last up to a week, a literal sunburn of the eyes from reflections off of snow, called “snow blindness.” Keep your sunglasses close by throughout the winter months, and you’ll see fewer wrinkles from squinting, too. Mirrored lenses and polarization reduce glare off of snow and water.