Many people think that sunglasses are only for the warm season. Wearing sunglasses in winter is a controversial subject because the presence of snow and record low temperatures confuse us and create a lot of stereotypes. Yes, and not so many people regularly wear this accessory in the cold season.
Important! Sunglasses are as essential in winter as in summer.
Why, you may ask? Firstly, cold and sunny days are not uncommon in our region. Secondly, the white snow and its particles reflect the sun’s rays, making your eyes even more tired. When you go outside on a sunny winter day, it is impossible to open your eyes because of the glare. You want to squint, wet your eyes, wipe off your make-up and run indoors or into the shade to escape the discomfort.
In winter, it’s more important than ever to pay attention to the protection and quality of your eyewear.
Let’s face it, while in summer we choose the most beautiful and popular glasses, in winter we choose products with our own safety in mind. What do you need to know when choosing winter glasses? The most important rule is to look for lenses with a special “UV protection” label. This guarantees 100% protection against UV rays. Pay attention to the transmission coefficient of the sunglasses’ lenses. In winter, the absorption rate should be between 15% and 60%.
Consider where the sunglasses will be worn. For example, if you are going to be in the mountains or on an active winter holiday, choose a model with the maximum level of absorption, whereas in the city you can choose a model with a slightly lower level.
For maximum protection, also consider the size of the lenses. Choose large lenses that cover more of the eye. This will prevent light rays from reaching the visual organs. Also, choose glasses with a slight curvature that fit snugly around the eye sockets, so that winter precipitation does not bother you.
Choose glasses with an anti-reflective coating. This will give you peace of mind when looking at the bright snow and allow you to see well outside. Translucent coloured lenses are not suitable for winter use. Choose standard black or brown lenses and avoid gradient lenses if possible.
Winter sunglasses need to be comfortable! They shouldn’t fall off your face, but they shouldn’t pinch the bridge of your nose either. In the shop, turn your head or tilt it backwards or forwards to see how the sunglasses fit.
Pay attention to the frame. Plastic and metal frames are not safe for winter, no matter how secure they are. It is easy to pick a bright design for winter glasses – just combine it with accessories such as tops and hats. Don’t be afraid to experiment and choose something you feel comfortable with.