When you prepare to go outside on a cold winter day, you bundle up by putting on your coat, gloves, hat and scarf. But you aren’t completely prepared until you put on your sunglasses. There is a great misconception that you don’t need to wear Chicago sunglasses in the winter.
Just because the sun isn’t sizzling hot does not mean you don’t have to protect your eyes from the sun. In fact, because the sun is lower in the sky and at a different angle than in summertime, you can receive even more sun exposure during the wintertime. Wearing your Chicago sunglasses whenever you go outside during the wintertime a must. In the wintertime, sunglasses are the key to protecting our eyes from eye diseases, snow, wind, blowing debris, and harmful UV rays. Just as sunscreen helps to protect your skin from harmful UV rays, proper sunglasses help to protect your eyes from the UV rays that can cause damage to your eyes. Research has proven that UV rays can lead to many eye health issues such as cataracts, macular degeneration and skin cancer of the eye lids. Another reason wearing sunglasses in the wintertime is crucial is because believe it or not, the snow can be harmful to our eyes. Statistics show that snow reflects up to eight-five percent of UV rays and snow can also cause sun burn of the cornea. The risk is even greater if you’re a skier and are located in higher elevations. If you’re at 5,000 feet, you would be exposed to twenty percent more radiation from the sun. As you can see, your sunglasses are a very important tool for protecting your eyes in the wintertime.
If you would like to learn more about the importance of Chicago sunglasses in the wintertime, you should contact our office. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.