During Winter, before you leave the house you’ve probably picked up your coat, scarf, hat, and gloves but have you remembered your sunglasses?

You may not think that sunglasses are a necessity during the Winter, however they are just as important as they are in the Summer. Here are 5 reasons why you need sunglasses in Winter.

Protect your eyes from UV.

UVA and UVB rays are always present, so it is important to protect your eyes and surrounding skin from UV radiation.

Awkward low sun and intense glare.

As the clocks go back and the sun sits lower in the sky it can be quite dazzling, especially when driving and the sun is low behind you and in your mirrors. A pair of sunglasses in the car can help make driving a little more comfortable.

Don’t get blinded by snow.

Snow reflects up to 85% of UV radiation that falls on it, making it a dangerous surface on a sunny day! Without a pair of sunglasses, or protective ski goggles you are at risk of snow blindness. This can be incredibly painful and cause temporary loss of vision.

Protection on a windy day.

The wind during Winter is often quite bitter and can leave your eyes feeling dry, sore, and irritated. A pair of sunglasses with wide sides will protect your eyes from the wind and help them to retain moisture.

Prevent the development of eye conditions.

UV radiation is a known factor in the development of eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Wearing sunglasses will protect your eyes and prevent the development of these conditions.

So whether you’re just nipping out to the shops or commuting to work, make sure you have a pair of sunglasses with you that provide 100% protection from UV. At Bush Opticians we have a wide variety of sunglasses available in many different styles for you to choose from, and we can put prescription sunglass lenses into many of our frames.

Contact your local Bush Opticians today for more information about sunglasses, or just pop in and have a look.

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