Posted on December 3rd, 2013 in Blog, Eye Health | No Comments »

Racing down hills of white powder as the biting cold nips at your cheeks could be considered one of the many joys of winter weather. The first snow is exciting for those who enjoy winter sports, but are they fully aware of some of the risks associated with winter eye damage?

winter eye damage

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All winter activities  can have damaging effects on your eyes without the proper protection.  Up to 80 percent of UV rays can be reflected off  of snow and into the eyes. While glare can cause discomfort, more serious conditions can arise in extreme situations. Photokeratitis or snow blindness can occur if  UV rays are directly reflected into the eye. The easiest way to avoid any risk of  winter eye damage is by simply bringing along a pair of sunglasses to any outdoor  activity.

Dr. Tavel has a wide array of  sunglasses and protective lenses to keep eyes safe from the sun.  Purifier polarized lenses are also a must to keep eyes in tip top shape. Visit one of our 19 locations or shop online for our sunglass options.

 



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