The optometrist suggested that I start wearing sunglasses to protect my eyes from some of the harmful rays.
She helped me pick out a new set of frames that included a pair of clip-on sunglasses.
So I’ve been wearing my sunglasses for about a week now and I must say that they really work. I don’t know why I hadn’t worn them before.
Benefit # 1 – When driving.
When the sun is low in the sky and the highway seems to be leading directly into it, there isn’t much you can do. I normally lower my visor so I can see the road without being blinded. But now I just clip on my shades and can see so much better.
Benefit # 2 – Snow
In the winter, the sun seems so much brighter. I often have to squint when I’m outside and I never really thought about why. That was until I found out this little tidbit of information.
80% of sunrays reflect off of the snow whereas in the summer only 25% reflect off the water.
I learned that this morning as I watched CHCH Morning Live.
That is why it is more important to wear sunglasses in the winter than it is at the beach in the summer.