Nothing completes a winter jacket quite like a pair of sunglasses. Sunglasses in winter make us feel confident especially when we’re covered in layers of clothes. In fact, UV-protected sunglasses become more of an essential accessory than just a fashion statement in winter. Wondering why? Let’s dig into the benefits of wearing sunglasses in winter!
Don’t be played by the weather. Snowy, sunny, cloudy, or windy – a pair or two of the best sunglasses for UV protection and glare-reduction is a must! Even for an activity as basic as driving your car, you need UV-protected sunglasses because the glare in winters can damage your eyes and your vision.
Do you know what happens when you do not wear UV sunglasses? Experts confirm that prolonged exposure to UV rays can damage the cornea of your eyes. Besides, UV ray exposure through the years even leads to age-related eye conditions like macular degeneration and cataracts. In the winters, the sun is positioned much lower in the sky, thereby causing even more UV damage. Hence, all those who firmly believe that precaution is better than cure, get UV rays protection glasses ASAP!
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Let’s just agree, winter magnifies your wanderlust itch. Be it the snow in the Himalayas or the breezy and warm beaches on the west coast, you want to getaway! While beaches have a bad reputation for being too sunny, snow destinations are often understood as glare- or sun-free! But UV protection glasses are a must if you want to enjoy the snow. Clean fresh snow can reflect almost 90% of UV radiation on a sunny day. Plus, UV radiation levels are higher at high altitudes where snow reflects rays in a scattered way, causing more damage to your eyes than you think. Many high mountain trekkers have complained of snow blindness when they skipped wearing their snow goggles.
What Are Some Best Winter Sunglasses?
- First things first, keep a hawk-eye out for UV protection sunglasses labeled as 400UV. These will provide 100 percent shielding. Even better if polarized!
- Secondly, don’t blow the budget on expensive sunglasses when UV protection glasses are available for as low as Rs. 1299 (for two pairs).
- Next comes the color of lenses. Dark or light-colored lenses more or less have the same protective effect and are a matter of personal preference. But for snow activities and treks, we suggest some sturdy wrap-around reflectors. Tinted Lenses Guide: Which Color To Choose And Why?
- Lastly, try to find a pair of sunglasses that provide more face coverage.
Editor’s Pick: Winter Sunglasses
This piece holds the honor of being the coolest UV-protected sunglasses for men on a hot beach. However, it serves the purpose of protection even more in winters. Mainly because of its large roomy lenses that will also keep the cold winter air at bay.
This just in: retro sunglasses are back! Vintage sunglasses with a modern twist will attract eyes for all the right reasons. We say, the bigger the shades the better sun protection!
From fitting easily below your beanie to elevating your leather jacket look; a pair of aviator sunglasses for men means serious business. Plus, the extra coverage on the side will save your eyes from the dry winter air.
Hexagon sunglasses with polarized lenses are a statement-making piece. This piece features all the things you are searching for in a pair of winter sunglasses: geometric lenses, extra side coverage for added protection, and slim metal rose gold polished arms!
When the sharp style philosophies of modern fashion merged with the classic retro trends of the 70s, this piece came into being. A killer pair of UV glasses to posh up your winter look!
It wasn’t long ago that people who wore sunglasses throughout the year, regardless of the weather, would be called a complete show-off. But today, we are very well clued up on the shielding effect of sunglasses and know that they are more than just a fashion statement. Hence, it’s time we give our eyes the UV protection sunglasses they deserve.