While sunglasses are usually associated with summer, there are many benefits to wearing sunglasses during the winter. Cold, dry winter air can take a toll on your eye health, and sunglasses are a simple and stylish way to prevent this from occurring. Curtis R. Anderson, O.D, has years of experience providing Lawrence residents with reliable eye care services. Read on to learn more about the benefits of wearing sunglasses in the winter.

Dry Conditions

Whether you are indoors or outside, Winter weather conditions can make it difficult for your eyes to keep themselves lubricated. Indoor heating systems can make dry air even drier. Outside, cold winds can strip your eyes of moisture. Wearing sunglasses during the cold months can help to keep much of that cold dry air from reaching your eyes.

Protect Your Eyes

Wearing sunglasses during the winter can also prevent dirt and other debris from blowing into your eyes, helping you avoid scratches and other discomforts. Sunglasses also protect your eyes from UV rays. Many people who wear glasses don’t like to wear sunglasses because of the difficulties of switching between them. However, prescription sunglasses will make the process easier. Contact lenses are another potential solution.

Family Optometrist in Lawrence

If you are looking for a family optometrist in Lawrence, Dr. Curtis R. Anderson and the rest of our eye care professionals are ready to assist you. We have an extensive selection of contact lenses, prescription sunglasses, and transition eyeglasses, and will help you select the perfect eyewear based on your medical needs and personal preferences. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (785) 843-8200.

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