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Why Wear Sunglasses In The Winter

by Nichole H, Sponsored Post

Winter is fast approaching. The days are getting shorter, the nights are colder, and the holidays are right around the corner. It's a time when many of us need to gear up for what will be an exciting season of festivities and family gatherings—and eyeglasses are part of that gear.

With so much to do and see, you'll want to ensure your glasses are up for the task. But most people don't think about the fact that glasses can be a fashion statement as well. And since it's winter, you want to look stylish and warm simultaneously.

This article is a primer on getting the best protection from your eyewear this winter.

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How to Choose the Right Eyeglasses for Winter

Most people wear eyeglasses with prescriptions. Finding the right pair of glasses can be challenging for these people. The good news is that there are many places to get next day prescription glasses. These tips will still apply to you. If you're unsure what your prescription is, ask your eye doctor to give it to you.

Know Your Face Shape

There are many face shapes. You can find a guide to them online or take a photo of yourself and see which shape most closely resembles your own.

Once you know what shape your face is, try on glasses and get an opinion from someone else. If they don't look good on you, don't buy them.

Wear Sunglasses

Yes, summer is over, and we're in winter. But the sun is still out, and you should wear sunglasses. Even if it's overcast outside, get those UV rays off your face.

If you don't want prescription sunglasses, try wearing clear frames with polarized lenses. They will protect your eyes from harsh light while making you look stylish.

Choose The Correct Winter Eyeglass Frames

During the winter, you'll wear different clothing and accessories. These will differ from your summer ones. And yes, it's fun to mix and match different styles. But it's best to select winter eyeglass frames that complement your outfit.

For example, suppose you're wearing a black coat and hat. Then try on a pair of black glasses with tortoiseshell temples or clear lenses. This will help keep your eyewear in line with your winter look.

Choose The Correct Winter Eyeglass Lenses

Since we're in winter, the lenses in your eyewear should be polarized and tinted. This helps to protect your eyes from the sun's glare. Polarized lenses will help you see better in the water or on snow. And tinted lenses will help protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce eyestrain when reading.

You can also select a clear lens if you want something simple. But this may not be ideal during winter since it won't offer any protection against UV light.

Mix Performance With Practicality

Do you have a prescription and want to wear it during winter? If so, you can look for eyeglasses that offer performance and practicality.

Many models come with tinted lenses designed to help reduce glare from the sun's rays. They'll also protect your eyes from UV light, allowing you to see clearly through them.

Also, suppose you want something that will help keep your eyes warm during the colder months. Then look for eyeglasses with a double-layer construction. This allows air to circulate on your face and prevents fogging inside your lenses.

Wear Ski Goggles With Your Glasses

Winter is a time for fun activities like skiing and snowboarding. So you'll want to make sure you can see well while having fun. You can do a few things to ensure that the cold weather doesn't impact your eyesight. You can also wear goggles over your eyeglasses.

First, choose a pair of prescription ski goggles with 100% UV protection. This will help prevent glare and keep harmful rays out of your eyes while allowing you to see well.

You should also look for goggles that offer an extensive field of view and a wide peripheral view. This lets you see the slopes clearly without moving your head around too much. You also won't have to take off the goggles.

Finally, ensure that your prescription eyeglasses are fog-resistant. This way, wearing them over your ski goggles won't fog up as efficiently in cold weather.

Consult Your Optometrist

Every piece of advice on picking trendy glasses for the winter is only a starting point. The best way to find the perfect pair of sunglasses is to consult your optometrist.

An eye exam is essential before buying any glasses, especially if you have never worn them. This will help ensure that your prescription is accurate. It also ensures that your eyes are healthy and not at risk of developing eye problems.


Choosing the right winter sunglasses is essential. It can help you look your best and protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. This guide will help you find the perfect pair of sunglasses.


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