Skiing and the importance of UV protection

Is there any better way to spend a weekend than hitting the slopes and enjoying the exhilarating feeling of the wind on your face as you make your way down? Skiing is a wonderful sport, but many people don’t realize that while you are enjoying the snow covered mountains, the suns UV light reflection ratio is found to be 80%. Allowing such exposure to your eyes without wearing the right pair of UV Protected eyewear, puts you at serious risk for conditions such as snow blindness, cataracts, macular degeneration and skin cancer.

The American Optometric Association suggests that individuals that spend a great deal of time outdoors should  protect their eyes with sunglasses that block out 99 to 100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation and are free of distortion and imperfection.

Protecting your eyes, and having a yearly examination is essential to maintaining your ocular health.

Begin by researching the benefits of a great pair of sportswear. Kaenon Polarized offers a great SR-91 Performance lens for the avid sports enthusiast and have developed their lens technology to ensure you are receiving the proper protection no matter what activity it is that you enjoy.

Metro Eye carries a great deal of sportswear and our knowledgeable Optical Stylists can assist you in finding the perfect pair of sunglasses that fit your active lifestyle. We have several different lines available for your viewing such as Rudy Project, Serengeti Eyewear and Maui Jim. Stop in to our eyewear boutique to try on the latest styles and experience the lens clarity yourself.

Enjoy the rest of your winter, but remember – protect your eyes next time you’re out!