Spring is almost here! As the weather becomes milder, many of us enjoy the last of the winter to practice winter sports. Although it may seem like we see the sun a little less during spring, the UV rays are as present as they are during the summer and even more so because of the snow! Here are three good reasons to consider prescription sunglasses for your next winter vacation.

Protect Yourself From the Cold
The main purpose of sunglasses is, of course, to protect your eyes from the sun, but did you know that they can also protect you from the cold? They protect your eyes by preventing the wind from reaching the fragile skin around the eyes. As you may have noticed, your face is particularly sensitive to cold weather and the wind can be particularly harsh especially when you practice activities such as skiing. To protect yourself from the wind in the best possible way, choose large curved sunglasses with wide branches to better cover the side of your face.

Protect Your Eyes From UV Rays Reflecting Off the Snow
It is very common, we often forget to wear our sunglasses during the winter, but this simple gesture is just as important as it is in the summer! Protecting your eyes from UV radiation reduces the risk of many eye diseases, such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Wearing glasses with polarized lenses is the best way to protect your eyes during the cold season. This type of lens blocks the rays reflected on both the water and the snow. They also reduce the glare caused by the sun’s reflection off of the snow, which can be particularly dangerous when driving and playing outside.

Improve Your Vision
To avoid accidents while practicing of winter sports, it is essential to see properly around you! Prescription sunglasses will not only help you avoid being dazzled by the sun, but also to see more accurately in the distance. Whether you are skiing, snowboarding or skating, you will be able to see the landscape around you more clearly, and practice your favourite activities safely!

By wearing prescription sunglasses during your winter vacation, you will be sure to protect your eyes from both the harmful rays of the sun and the cold. It is also a good way to make your outings more enjoyable while improving your vision. Prescription sunglasses can be personalized just for you, using lenses adapted to your favourite activities. Come see us at your nearest IRIS store! Our opticians will help you choose the perfect pair of sunglasses for your favourite winter activities.