Summer Eye Protection Helps in Fall and Winter, Too
As the summer fades away, the weather grows colder, and the heat of the sun is less of an issue, so people start to go out without sunglasses on and stop shading their eyes and face with wide-brimmed hats. This isn't unusual. If the weather is less harsh, then people will see less need for eye protection. However, as the weather grows colder, even in Florida, the need for eye protection doesn't wane. Reflections of sunlight off water, along with Florida's classic sunny winters, mean that eye protection is just as necessary. The same type of eye protection you use in summer works just as well in winter. If you still feel the need for a change in what you use, Beach Vision in New Smyrna Beach offers eye care and optometry services that will have you ready for any fun in the winter sun.
It's Florida – Wear Sunglasses
Long-time Floridians already know that the sun can be just as bright during winter, necessitating the use of sunglasses. For new residents in the state, however, the idea of sunglasses in January could seem ridiculous. It's not. If you go to the beach or any body of water, you'll have the same sun-reflective risk as you would from snow in colder climates. No one is going to get on your case for putting on a pair of shades.
Look for large-framed lenses that cover your entire eye and then some. Combined with a wide-brimmed hat, or even better, by using wraparound frames, you can block out a lot of UV rays that could be reflecting right into your eyes.
This doesn't mean you have to look like someone out of a survivalist movie. You can get fashionable frames that give you a wide range of vision and that don't block part of your sight. You can also get sunglasses with prescription lenses or get clip-on shades if your eyeglasses' manufacturer makes those. An optometrist will help you figure out what you need.
You Wanted Sun; You Got Sun
If you moved to Florida for the sunny winters, you'll get those and all the UV issues that come with them. Fortunately, they’re really easy to prepare for with the help of an eye doctor. Call Beach Vision if you're in the New Smyrna Beach, Ponce Inlet, or Edgewater areas at (386) 423-7788 and set up an appointment.