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How to protect your eyes this winter with Glider

How to protect your eyes this winter with Glider

08 July 2016

Sunglasses are synonymous with the sun, which means that most of us only think about wearing them on a bright summer day. Find out below why you should you be wearing you GLIDER sunglasses right through the winter months.

 No. 1:     Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes from Harmful Ultraviolet Rays
Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation is one of the most common causes of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). The first signs of UV damage to eyes can usually be seen to the corneas. Cataracts will eventually form in your eyes as you age, but this process is help along when eyes are exposed to the sun's harmful rays for prolonged periods of time. Every pair of GLIDER sunglasses offers 100% protection from UV rays.

 No. 2:     Sunglasses Reduce Glare
During winter rain covers the surface of roads and buildings and create extremely bright reflections causing glare. This reflective glare is particularly dangerous while driving as is causes impaired vision. Polarized lenses are particularly effective at shielding your eyes from dangerous reflections. High quality sunglasses, such as GLIDER Always Polarized, however, dramatically reduce glare for safer, more comfortable vision.

 No. 3:     Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes from Dust, Debris, and Wind
Sunglasses also create an effective wind barrier, reduce the evaporation of natural moisture, and keep your eyes comfortable. Wearing sunglasses also keeps contact lenses from drying out and prevents windblown particles from getting caught in your eyes. Close-fitting, wrap-around sunglasses such as the GLIDER Cutter, are very good at shielding your eyes against the elements.

 No. 4:     Sunglasses Reduce Eyestrain Resulting Headaches
Normally when people are exposed to high-light conditions, the pupils contract so that only a small amount of light hits the retina. In low-light conditions, the pupils dilate to allow more light to reach the retina. Nature’s solution is for people to squint. Unfortunately, this can result in eyestrain and headaches, but the effects of this can be reduced by wearing a comfortable pair of GLIDER sunglasses.

 No. 5:     Sunglasses can protect the skin around your eyes
GLIDER Polarized lenses work by precluding these horizontal lines from reaching eyesight. Wearing high-quality polarized lenses can diminish the risks of developing skin damage and premature aging (“crow’s feet”) around the eyes.