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Winter Eye Care Advice… Don’t Forget your Sunglasses

Yep, it's true. Sunglasses aren't just an essential accessory in the sunny season. Although many of us are informed of the dangers the sun poses to our eyes in the summer, we don't all realize that we need to take extra care in the winter as well.

In reality, the UV rays that shine down on you during the summer still exist in the winter. And they pose a problem to your eyes' safety, especially when reflected off a bright snow. Those of you who love vacations that include skiing and snowboarding should be especially careful if you plan to spend a long time in the intense reflected sunlight which is potentially damaging to the eye. It's crucial to shield your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays.

So what's the optimal way to protect your eyes in the cold season? Optometrists suggest using sunglasses that block UV rays, so be sure to invest in a durable pair of sunglasses that is suitable for all year round. Select a pair that is fitting and totally protects your eyes.

We can assist you to make sure you're getting sunglasses that provide you with the best protection. In addition, there are a variety of different lenses available and we are here to help you choose the combination that suits your lifestyle. Don't forget about your eyes on the slopes either. The right set of ski goggles preferably with polycarbonate lenses can help guard your eyes from swinging branches, reckless ski pole tips and other slope dangers.

This winter make sure you sport your shades... your eyes will feel the difference.

Our Office is CLOSED in response to the Coronavirus

We are cancelling all scheduled appointments this coming week (until at least April 5th) but we will be available for urgent matters and emergency care.

Many contact lens orders can still be filled and will be shipped directly to your home. Contact us for more information.

We will be checking phone messages from Monday to Friday 9:00 am until 2:00 pm for urgent matters and for contact lens orders.

The situation is fluid and there is a possibility that the period may be extended. We are complying with the Ministry of Health recommendations and will keep you updated as to any changes. Please come here to see updates or give us a call.