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I know what you’re thinking - why do I need to wear sunglasses in winters? Overcast skies and winter winds have misled you into thinking that they are safe for your skin and eyes. But the truth is that the winter and autumn sunlight can be even more harmful for your eyes than the summer sun.
We all know how bad blue rays and UV radiations are for our eyes. Both these devils are a major cause behind optical defects and diseases among the UK population. Cataract, macular degeneration, and eye cancer are some of the problems that can be caused due to overexposure to the sun.
Here are 6 reasons why you still need sunglasses, or transition glasses during the autumn and winter season.
To avoid UV rays
The sun emits ultraviolet radiations throughout the year. UVA and UVB rays can penetrate through even our skin, including the eyes. So, before you plan to bask under the (rare) Sunday sun, make sure to shield your eyes from the UV rays. You already know how to do that.
The sun is lower in autumn & winter
The autumn/winter sun sits low in the sky. Here in the UK, the winter sun can set anywhere between 4:30 to 5 P.M. That means you might have to face the big boss straight while driving back home from your office. A pair of sunglasses kept inside the car can always be your saviour.
Because the autumn sun can emit an intense glare
I am sure there must have been times when you forget your sunglasses at home. I have done that, and I swear I missed them so bad when I had to squint throughout my way. While you can always go for a free eye test in Walkden and Bury when you feel any problems in your vision, prevention through sunglasses is still better than the cure.
To not get blinded by the snow
Much like a clear reflective surface, white surfaces like snow reflect a lot of glare. In fact, snow can reflect up to 85% of all sunlight that falls on it. Now that sounds dangerous! Snow blindness can be very painful when it makes you feel like you have sunburnt your cornea. You can even lose vision for some time. So, it’s always better to put on a pair of sunglasses.
Don’t let the wind deprive your eyes of moisture
Have you ever felt too dry in your eyes on a windy day? It is when your eyes tend to blink more often to keep themselves moist or lubricated. Dry eyes feel sore and irritated while making the vision blurry.
The skin around our eyes is much more sensitive than other parts of our body. Strong winter winds can easily dry them out. Big protective sunglasses can provide the perfect shield against these windy waves and help your eyes retain their moisture.
Because they are fashionable
It’s the 21st century, and eyewear is far more than just a protective or corrective tool. I love wearing men’s sunglasses mostly because they instantly make me look cooler. And why not? Sunglasses are the only accessory that can effortlessly add spirit to your style. There are endless styles in the collections for men’s and women’s sunglasses, so much so that you can conveniently find a frame for every game, be it the snow ride or a hot chocolate date.
If you have been wondering why Instagram influencers have been adding designer sunglasses to their autumn wear, you have the answer now. Also, you can always go for a free eye test in the UK to order a pair of transition glasses or prescription sunglasses.