Why Wearing Sunglasses is Important During the Winter

Why Wearing Sunglasses is Important During the Winter

The days are shorter, the weather is colder, and your shorts are no longer a part of your wardrobe. So, the days of sunbathing at the beach may be over until next year, but that doesn’t mean you should put your shades away too. Wearing sunglasses in the winter is vitally important to protecting your eyes and of course helping you see. Here are 3 reasons you should have a pair of shades at the ready for winter.

 1. Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes from Harmful UV Rays

Just because it’s not sunny or bright outside does not mean that you do not need eye protection. While sunglasses make it more comfortable to see in bright conditions, they also block the sun’s dangerous ultraviolet rays keeping your precious eyes safe. During the winter, the UV rays are intensified where they reflect off of the snow and other wet surfaces which can create an obnoxious glare while also doubling your exposure to harmful UV rays. Polarized shades shield your eyes and combat the produced glare. If you’re in need of a pair, you’re in luck because all of Detour’s Sunglasses have UV 400 protective lenses to give you pristine vision in all conditions.

2. Save Yourself from Snow Blindness

Similar to the reasons above, since the sun’s UV rays are more powerful in the winter, they can easily inflict damage to your eyes when you don’t even realize it. Even if it’s a cloudy day, prolonged exposure out in the snow can cause snow blindness. Snow blindness is similar to sun burn, but on your eyes and it can lead to serious permanent damage. Luckily, snow blindness is easily preventable by wearing a pair of protective sunglasses. That’s why it is imperative to wear sunglasses when you’re doing outside activities in the winter. Whether you’re driving to work, walking the dog, or up in the mountains for a ski day, be sure you have a good pair of shades on you. Detour Sunglasses also offers a variety of snow goggles with HI-FI high contrast lenses to shield your eyes and give you the best sight as you navigate terrain.

3. You Can See Better (Who Would’ve Thunk It?!)

Besides the protective health benefits to your eyes, sunglasses will ultimately improve your sight. Since winter brings snow and other harsh weather, it is more likely that outside surfaces will be wet leading to brutal sunlight reflections and glares. Polarized lenses eliminate reflections, providing you with sharp vision. For this reason, it’s always great to have a pair of shades in your car. Slippery roads are likely already making your commute more difficult, don’t let dangerous sunlight reflections add to your trouble!


Convinced Yet? Feel free to browse our collection of shades to get you prepared for the winter. Our Bermuda, Bimini, Eminence, Essentials, Hurricane, Oasis, and Riptide lines all have a variety of frame and lens styles to choose from so you can find your perfect look.

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