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.
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.