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Whether or not you require vision correction, sunglasses can add an element of comfort and enhanced performance to your activities, while helping you look great.

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Q&A Dr. Mann Answers Your Eyecare Questions

Q: Should I wear sunglasses during the winter?

UV rays are a serious concern even in the winter. If you are skiing and at a higher elevation, you are more exposed to radiation from the sun. Sunglasses also help reduce the glare from the sun shining strongly on the snow. Proper polarized prescription and non-prescription sunglasses should be worn to protect your eyes. Don’t be fooled by cloudy skies, the UV rays come through and can contribute to multiple diseases such as macular degeneration and cataracts.

  • Think fashion and function when choosing the right shades for you.
  • For clear, comfortable vision outdoors or when driving, prescription sunglasses eliminate glare which can reduce vision and cause eye strain.
  • Because children spend so much time outdoors in direct sunlight, they need sun protection even more than adults.
  • Pamper your eyes while in the sun, driving or playing at the beach—all the while delivering the vision correction you need in a second pair of glasses.
  • Activity-specific lenses can enhance whatever activities you enjoy.