As you prepare for your next skiing or snowboarding trip, make sure you are grabbing your winter gear before you head out the door. Often, remembering to bring sufficient eye protection is forgotten. Snow can be very damaging to your eyes, and it’s essential to bring a form of protection with you, especially when you’re traveling down the snow-covered mountains. Protect your eyes on your next snow adventure by following these tips.
Wear Your Goggles
Goggles are designed to fit securely around your ski helmet, making them almost impossible to fall off during activity. After hours of traveling downhill, the wind can dry out your eyes, or cause them to become irritated. Goggles shield your eyes from wind exposure as well as debris found on the slopes. Plus, if there was ever an accident on the slopes, your goggles serve as a protective measure.
Wear UV Sunglasses
Even on a cloudy day, sun and snow can still damage your eyes. If you’re looking for protection with a more comfortable fit, sunglasses are a great way to go. Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV lighting and glare that can be damaging to your eyes and affect your visibility. They also help prevent debris from flying into your eyes. Even if you prefer goggles, you should still have a pair of sunglasses with you to use as you’re walking around the slopes. In case you weren’t already convinced, our last blog post goes in more detail about the importance of wearing sunglasses in the winter.
Protect your Glasses
Whether you’re wearing your prescription glasses or sunglasses, you should always take preventative measures. Since you’ll be traveling at high speeds, it’s essential to make sure that your glasses are secured to your face. You’ll want to purchase a retainer strap to ensure that they stay either on your face or around your neck. Dropping your glasses can lead to you losing them or can cause an accident while trying to save them. Check out our inexpensive 3-in-1 cover-up that will keep your glasses secured and protected.
For your next trip to the mountains, make sure that you pack all your winter gear, including your protective eyewear. The sunglasses at Real Shades block 100 percent of the sun’s UVA and UBV rays and are available in a wide variety of colors. We offer sunglasses of all ages, shop our online inventory, and find your perfect fit.