Sun rays are very strong, even during winter. This means that the ultraviolet rays are still present and that the chances of these UV rays causing damage to your eyes are as strong as they would be in the summer. Not even the cold winter weather can stop the UV rays from penetrating the surface of the earth.
In order to protect yourself from these harmful rays, ensure that you wear your prescription sunglasses or just ordinary glasses when outside no matter the season. Below are some reasons why you should wear them during the winter.
1. Reduce Sun Glare
Winter precipitation covers all surfaces with snow, ice and water which then reflect the sun rays causing glare and impaired vision. As a matter of fact, snow is known to reflect 85% of the sun’s UV rays straight into our eyes. This poses a danger to safety and health especially if you are driving, skiing or snowmobiling. There are several high quality polarized glasses that have the ability to significantly decrease the glares which in turn provides for a safe and comfortable vision.
2. Sunglasses Shields the Eyes from UV Rays
Exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR) has been associated with macular degeneration and cataract. Continuous exposure to UVR, damages cornea and may ultimately cause lens cataract. Although our eyes will eventually develop cataracts (effects of old age), this process is fastened by sun exposure.