Most people won’t consider going out and about in the summer without sunglasses for UV protection. However, in the winter, even though the sun is not out as much, the danger of exposing your eyes to UV rays is still very much a reality. At CLASSIC OPTICAL in Ithaca, NY, our optometrist provides sunglasses and other eye care services to preserve your vision. We serve Ithaca College, Cornell University, Dryden, Lansing, Freeville, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, and Cayuga Heights, NY. Our team will work with you to meet your unique needs.
Winter Eye Dangers
Any glare that eyes are exposed to from the sun reflecting off of winter snow poses a great danger to your eyes, just like the sun does. By wearing sunglasses during the colder months, you can avoid snow blindness and the headaches that can result. You can also protect your eyes from UV rays and corneal sunburns, which can damage your vision and eye health.
Choosing the Right Sunglasses
When it comes to choosing winter sunglasses, you need to make sure they are designed to do the job you want from them. Making sure that they wrap around to give you protection from the side is important. They need to be strong enough to screen out at least 99% of the harmful UV rays. Snow and ice are among the most reflective materials for UV rays. In addition to glare and rays, glasses also protect your eyes from the bitter winds that can whip particles into your eyes.
Dry eyes can result from the wind blowing directly into your eyes. It can pick up small particles of dirt, ice, and salt and cause other damage as well. Wearing sunglasses provides layers of protection that all eyes need.
Visit Our Optometrist in Cornell for Sunglasses and UV Protection
At CLASSIC OPTICAL, we provide sunglasses and other optometric services to protect your vision, even in the winter. Our team serves Ithaca College, Cornell University, Dryden, Lansing, Freeville, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, and Cayuga Heights, NY. We also offer eyeglasses, contacts, eye exams, and more. Call us today to schedule an appointment.