We are all taught to wear sunglasses in the summer but often forget that the sun is just as likely to affect our eyes during the colder months. Sun protection is necessary everyday regardless of the weather or time of year. Shadeshares sunglasses are designed to protect your eyes year-round, and year after year.
Why wear sunglasses in the fall and winter?
UVA/UVB rays affect you all year round
Even on a cold cloudy day harmful UVA and UVB rays can penetrate the layers of the skin affecting your eyes and the sensitive skin around the eyes. Proper sunglasses offer extra protection for your eyesight especially in snowy conditions. Moreover, snow can reflect up to 80 percent of the suns UV light, meaning that the rays hit you twice, further increasing the risk of skin cancer and premature aging.
The sun is in your line-of-sight during the fall and winter
Generally, the sun is closest to your field of vision during fall and winter months. The difference is especially noticeable for those who experience seasonal change with shorter days during the winter and the sun not being as high in the sky as in the summer. During these months the sun spends more time than usual in your field of vision and can increase eye fatigue.
Fall winds dry out your eyes and skin
You’ll often experience stronger winds during the fall as opposed to summer. As weather conditions become more extreme sunglasses can help shield your eyes from the elements. Sudden gusts of wind could even impact your vision while outdoors, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared with reliable eyewear.
How sun exposure affects your eyes
Prolonged overexposure to UV light at any time of the year can cause photokeratitis which is a temporary eye condition. This condition is similar to sunburn but affects your corneas (the transparent part of the eye that covers the iris and pupil, that allows light to enter the inside). Fortunately, photokeratitis is temporary and symptoms such as pain, blurriness and headache should go away within a few hours depending on the severity. The correct UV protective sunglasses can prevent eye fatigue caused by glare as well as more serious conditions.
Durable sunglasses that never go out of style
Instead of repurchasing the same pair of cheap plastic sunglasses to throw in your beach bag each summer and then forget about our sunglasses are made to last. Shadeshares wooden sunglasses are not only more environmentally friendly but designed for year-round use from premium materials. So, don’t retire your Shadeshares to summer storage with fall around the corner as they were made to join you on every outdoor adventure.
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