Improve the Way you See Things This Winter

By: Roger Green

Next time you go out into the cold, blustery, winter air on some crazy trail on your mountain bike at 40 mph in Bolivia fighting to get around the locals in the next bend or skiing smooth slopes at Buttermilk or more challenging slopes with friends and family in the elevations in Aspen, grab yourself a set of good quality stunna shades and tough goggles. You always grab your boots, gloves, coat, and hat, but do you ever think about covering your eyes from the harsh winds and glaring UV rays from the sun? The winter months can be hard on all parts of your body including your eyes. The extreme cold air swirling at you at different speed gusts can have an unpleasant effect on your vision causing possible issues like dryness and burning. For those people who wear contacts it can be especially aggravating to deal with also. Blurry vision can be a problem, especially when your in a tight situation requiring your concentration, for instance your whaling down a sharp incline at mind blowing speeds navigating tree after tree before dropping off a 25ft face. Whew a crazy ride that was. Would you want blurry vision while navigating that scenario? Participating in cold outdoor winter activities should be fun and safe.

You only get one set of eyes, don’t take a chance on damaging your eyes or putting a damper on the day or vacation. Good quality sunglasses and goggles can keep dust and debris from being blown into your eyes while providing better clarity and contrast. Once you experience wearing quality eyewear you will purchase and wear only that.

To get even better results try different color lens. Proper lens color can be a big key in clarity and contrast. Lens colors like red, green, black, or brown are good choices to start with to see what color best suites your situations. Yellow is also a good color as it brightens your surroundings. Shatterproof and polycrbonate lens should also be used for even better results. Polarized lens can give you a sharper more clear view of the world around you. Ultraviolet light rays of radiation become more intense during winter. People often don’t realize the elevation they’re at or that the sun gets closer to the earth during the winter months and with higher elevation a different sharper angle of UV light rays occurs. With the mixture of higher elevation, the sun being closer to the earth and snowy conditions you can see what kind of harsh formula can occur. Around such conditions the increase in ultraviolet light radiation will be stronger. Even if you’re not on a mountain, anywhere there is snow or glare, in winter or summer, it’s a good idea to relieve stress with sunglasses. Eye fatigue, headaches, sometimes loss of vision for a short bit, maybe swelling and other problems may occur many hours after sun exposure. A doctors visit may be required if problems persist.

Goggles can play an important role in winter fun as well. Goggles can virtually eliminate dust, debris and wind from getting to your eyes and you can also buy them polarized.Goggles come in a wide variety of lens colors like sunglasses. Today, the quality, craftsmanship, and technology of sunglasses and goggles are much more focused upon by today’s top manufacturers. Providing the consumer with innovative styles and comfort to protect ones eyes from harmful UV Rays and Blistering Winds. Good quality eyewear will cost more, but you will get better quality built eyewear to protect your vision while looking like a fabulous star and usually you will get a good warranty should anything go wrong with your favorite shades or goggles. Have a wonderful time this winter and play it smart, your sight depends on it.

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