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Just because winter is approaching doesn't mean it's time to put away your sunglasses. This is especially true for those who enjoy winter sports.

Snow reflects almost 80% of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation which is why you need to deflect those rays by wearing 100% UV-blocking sunglasses.

Dr. David A. Wolf - Lake Oswego Vision ClinicHaving a good pair is especially important while you ski or snowboard because at higher elevations you are exposed to even more UV radiation from the atmosphere. In fact, UV radiation goes up 3% for every 400 meters of altitude.

Extended exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays has been linked to cataracts and macular degeneration and other types of eye damage that can cause temporary vision loss.

Frames with a close-fitting wraparound style provide the best protection because they limit how much stray sunlight reaches your eyes from above and beyond the periphery of your sunglass lenses.

And in addition to protecting your own eyes, don't forget about your children. UV rays can damage young eyes more easily than adult eyes. And the effects of sun damage can build over a lifetime.

And just because you have a pair of dark lenses doesn't guarantee that your sunglasses block 100% of UV rays. Double-checking to make sure you are buying the highest quality of UV-busting glasses is important.

Visit Lake Oswego Vision Clinic to be sure your sunglasses provide 100 percent protection from UVA and UVB rays. If they don't, we can help you pick out a fashionable pair that offers function and protection, too!

Lake Oswego Vision Clinic

15480 Boones Ferry Road.

Lake Oswego, OR

503-635-1458

www.lakeoswegoeyes.com

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