Certain things are important to do all year round – no matter what the season. Things like wearing sunscreen, drinking water and exercising are all essential for health and self-care. No doubt, these habits can be infinitely easier to pick up when you’re motivated by the shining sun. But, when the clouds grey out the sky and your days are filled with rain, it doesn’t mean that you should stop doing these essential parts of your routine.
Caring for your eyes is the same deal. Sunglasses are not (we repeat, are NOT) a seasonal accessory. Yes, laying by a pool on your summer vacay calls for your favourite pair of sunnies, but the truth is that your eyes need just as much TLC in the cooler months and here’s why.
Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it's not there
We’re talking about harmful UV rays. Even on chilly winter days, the sun is more powerful than you think. Although not as visibly obvious, UV rays can filter through clouds and have the potential to seriously damage your eyesight in the short term and long term. And if your winter involves snow or ice, you’re at an even higher risk because those surfaces are reflective – meaning you’ll face UV rays from the ground and sky! So, if you’re heading outdoors in winter, don’t forget to slip your sunnies into your bag.
Plus, it'll add style to your winter wardrobe
Why say no to an accessory, anyway? If you ask us, it’s an excuse to get a hold of a pair of shades that take your winter outfit from warm to fire! Instead of your pops of colour and mini frames, opt for moody black and brown tones, tortoiseshell patterns and oversize shapes. You won’t even want to give them up come summertime!