on Tuesday, January 17, 2012
It is extremely important to be sure that eyes are protected in the winter months, especially if you are a contact lens wearer. Many outdoor activities should be accompanied by eye protection; from debris, and from the sun. Activities in the snow such as skiing, snowboarding and sledding should be accompanied by goggles that also have UVA and UVB protection. “On a sunny winter day, snow can reflect 80% of all UV rays.”¹ Light reflecting from the snow can damage eyes; even if the sun may not seem as strong as the summer. It is also extremely important to protect children’s eyes; this may decrease chances of certain eye diseases later in life.
Be sure to remind your patients about the importance of eye protection in the colder months. For more some information on how CooperVision’s contact lenses can improve your overall sports performance please click here.