Why wear sunglasses even in winter
Find out why protection from UV rays makes sunglasses an essential accessory even during winter season.
Why are sunglasses important even in winter?
Protecting your eye from UV is very important, not only in summer, when exposure to the sun is more prolonged during the day, but also during winter: especially if you often go to the mountains.
Although it may seem that the sun is weaker during the cold season, ultraviolet rays are not only present as much as in summer, but can even be more intense due to reflection: when sunlight bounces off water or frozen surfaces, producing a glare and doubling our exposure to the harmful effects of UV rays.
Did you know that snow can reflect up to 80% of the light that hits it? Glare is a phenomenon you should always protect your eyes from, as it can seriously damage both the retina and our vision. This is why it is advisable to use sunglasses in every season, alternating models with different colored lenses and filters depending on the occasion.
Sunglasses: 4 good reasons to wear them all year around
- They protect from UV rays
Wearing sunglasses in winter is important because, even if the sun is lower than in summer, UV rays are just as intense. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun can damage the cornea, the lenses and other parts of the eye, as well as contributing to the development of some serious pathologies. To protect your eyes correctly, it is essential that sunglasses have a filter that absorbes between 99% and 100% of UV rays.
- They protect from reflected light
In winter, UV rays are even more dangerous due to glare, which is light reflected off surfaces like snow or ice.
Additionally, exposure to ultraviolet rays is stronger at higher altitudes. For this reason it is important to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes when you are in the mountains, if you practice winter sports, on the ski or skating slopes, even when the sky is partially overcast.
Choosing sunglasses with polarized lenses is the ideal solution: this type of lens, in fact, blocks the rays reflected on water, but also on snow.
Polarized sunglasses also reduce sun glare: when solar radiation is reflected by snow it can be particularly dangerous for the eyes, especially when driving and for those who practice winter sports.
- They protect from cold, wind and smog
Sunglasses - especially the more enveloping models - act as a shield against the cold and wind, protecting the eyes and preventing the wind from reaching the delicate skin around the eyes.
But not only that: they also protect against pollution, avoiding or minimizing allergic reactions and their annoying symptoms such as itchy eyes, redness or tearing.
- They improve your vision
Whether it is summer or winter, it is important to always have clear vision even when moving, especially when driving and for those who practice outdoor sports. Wearing sunglasses not only helps you avoid being dazzled by the sun, but they also allow you to see more accurately in the distance.
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