Snow Blindness! Sunglasses aren’t Just for Summer

Winter may be here, but don’t put those sunglasses away just yet. In case you didn’t know it, winter can be just as hard, if not harder, on your eyes than summer. Just because the sun isn’t as warm on your skin, doesn’t mean that it isn’t just as harmful to both skin and eyes. Here are a few things you should know.

Be Prepared for Winter Road Glare

We generally associate sunglasses with summer time, suntan lotion, and the beach.

Winter driving, however, can bring specific road glare hazards that are more pronounced than those in summer, and require special precautions on the part of drivers.

On a sunny winter day, a layer of snow on the ground is more reflective than uncovered ground, and can create far brighter ambient light than you experience at other times of year.  As we know, there’s a pretty good chance that there’s snow on the ground here in Winnipeg on just about any winter day.