Winter Sun: Protect Your Eyes All Year Round

It’s no secret within the skincare industry that SPF is something you should be applying all year round, protecting your eyes from the damaging effects of the sun is no different.

Damaging UV rays are present all day regardless of the season, and they can penetrate cloud cover, thus ocular damage can occur in the colder months without adequate protection.

Wearing sunglasses in the winter helps reduce glare, eye strain, temporary and permanent impaired vision and many other easily avoidable issues.

The criteria for finding a pair of sunglasses for winter might differ slightly from finding your summer pair; taking into consideration snow glare, for example, is one of the more obvious determining factors. It can also be as simple as finding a pair of sunglasses with a larger lens better suited to driving in low sun, read Our Style Director’s Guide To Shopping For Sunglasses for practical advice garnered from over her 30 years in the industry.

An alternative to standard block sunglasses are photochromic lenses, more commonly known as transition lenses, which adjust automatically when exposed to bright sunlight or reflections. Read Beginning to See the Light: Transition Lenses for more information on these particular lenses which we can fit into any of our frames in any of our stores.

There are also 32 lens tints to choose from in store, each can be fitted into any frame of your choosing. This way you get a lot more control on how tinted your sunglasses are, with expert input from our dedicated store team. If you want know more about this service, read In Depth: Our Bespoke Lens Service.

If you can’t make it into one of our stores, we have an arsenal of online tools to help you choose the right frame for you. Our Virtual Try On gives you a realistic, scaled view of how our frames will look on your face, whilst our online 360° view also allows you to see our frames in full detail, from every angle, as you would in store. There’s also our Face Shape Guide if you really don’t know where to start.

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