Blog: On and Off the Slopes, Protect Your Eyes from Winter UV
As the winter season hits full tilt, it's important to remember that eye protection is just as important in the cold months as it is during the summer.
The sun's UV rays can still cause damage to your eyes in the winter. The reflective nature of the snowy, icy landscape reflects the sun’s UV rays during winter, increasing exposure and possibly leading to snow blindness.
In addition to snow blindness, If you spend a lot of time outdoors during the winter months you may also be at risk for dry eyes or UV related inflammation.
Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to protect your eyes from winter UV and other winter-related eye issues.
One of the most effective ways to protect your eyes from winter UV is to wear glasses instead of contacts. Glasses provide an extra layer of protection against harmful UV rays, while contacts do not. Double up your protection by wearing sunglasses!
A great option is Vari’s Clipables collection which lets you transform your glasses into sunglasses with the flick of a wrist. Extremely lightweight clips attach to the multi-coated mirrored, polarized lenses with invisible magnets to secure the sunglass lens to your frames. The sleek design ensures the glasses aren’t bulky and the streamlined look appears to be one piece.
What’s better than a sleek, fashionable way to protect your eyes when you're on the move this winter?
Additionally, artificial tears can help keep your eyes moist and comfortable during cold weather. Getting plenty of sleep is also important for keeping your eyes healthy in the winter months, as fatigue can lead to dryness and irritation.
Using a humidifier indoors can also help reduce dryness and irritation caused by low humidity levels in the air. It's also important to cover up when you go outside in cold weather; wear a hat or scarf over your face and make sure you have sunglasses or goggles with UV protection for your eyes.
Finally, be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day – this will help keep your eyes lubricated and reduce any discomfort caused by dryness or irritation.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your eyes stay healthy all winter long! Don't forget that eye protection is just as important in the colder months as it is during summertime – so make sure you're taking care of yourself this season!
Check out Vari’s sunglasses here or shop our other collections for new frames to keep your eyes safe year round!