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The Importance of Sunglasses During Winter

You may know how important it is to wear sunglasses in the summer and the protection that it affords to your eyes. However, it is just as important to protect your eyes in the winter and it may be even more important. Our eye doctors at Eye Site would like to go over some of the essential benefits that sunglasses can provide all year long. If you live in or around Katy or Houston, contact our office today to schedule an eye exam with one of our optometrists.

UV Protection

If you thought that UV protection for your eyes was only needed in the summer, you may not know that the sun is every bit as bright in the winter as well. It is important to have UV protection for your eyes all year long since UV rays can adversely affect your eyesight. It can also cause the skin around your eyes to become more wrinkled. Sunglasses block UV rays and protect your eyes as well as the skin around them.

Dry Eye

If you have ever suffered from dry eye, you know how uncomfortable, and even painful it can be. The dry air in the winter, and the wind that often blows up during this season, can make dry eye worse. Wearing sunglasses keeps the cold, dry wind from reaching your eyes, protecting your eyes.

Debris

It is common for debris in the air to cause eye pain and scratches on the eye. This can easily cause some of the debris to get into your eyes and cause problems. With sunglasses, you can shield your eyes from this problem and keep your eyes safe.

Get Your Sunglasses at Eye Site in Katy and Houston, TX

If you are considering a new pair of prescription or non-prescription sunglasses for the winter months ahead, now is a great time to reach out to our eye doctors at Eye Site. We will answer any questions that you may have and help you try out a few pairs of sunglasses. Call our Katy office today at (281) 644-2010 or our Memorial office at (713) 984-9144.

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