Why Wear Sunglasses in the Winter?

Randolph eyewear is engineered to last a lifetime. Or two.

If you’re deciding if it’s the right day to walk outside in shades, you won’t think twice in a pair of Randolphs. That’s because Randolphs are built for you to take around the world and back again. No matter the time of year.

In the past, we’ve talked about why it’s important to always wear your sunglasses outdoors with GQ Magazine, but why during the winter?

During colder months of the year, the sun is just as likely to affect your eyes as when you’re on lounging on the beach mid-summer.

3 Tips to Wear Your Sunglasses this Winter

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1. Short, winter days mean the sun is constantly closer to your line of vision.

Did you know that if you live somewhere that experiences the seasonal change of shorter days during the winter months, it’s because the sun doesn’t go as high in the sky? This means that the sun is actually closer to your field of vision during the whole day. You must protect your eyes from these harmful UVA/UVB rays during these vulnerable months.

Get an accessory that not only brings style, but functionality to your life. Wearing sunglasses during the winter months shouldn’t be an option, it’s a requirement.

2. Everyone is affected by UVA/UVB rays.

It’s true. Even if you aren’t one to experience shorter winter day, you are still affected by the harmful UVA and UVB rays of the sun. Don’t be fooled by cloudy days because you think the sun is hidden — UVA and UVB rays easily penetrate through the clouds and come into contact with your eyes and sensitive skin around them. Wearing a layer of protection, even though it isn’t sunny out, is a great way to make sure you’re constantly protecting yourself from the hidden dangers of a cloudy day.

Don’t think your summertime sunnies fit into your winter wardrobe? Find another pair of shades that will not only keep you safe during the winter months, but boost your confidence to match your winter style.

3. Snow causes intense glare, increasing chances of nerve damage and eye fatigue.

Overtime, some people experience macular degeneration, which is light-sensitive nerve tissue within the eye. During the winter months you may start to experience that same eye strait that affected you during the summertime. During the summer months the sun may reflect off of cars and metal objects while you’re looking outside, however winter brings the biggest culprit — snow. When snow begins to fall, the sun doesn’t always stop shining.

Protect your eyes from the glare produced by snow not only for your long-term optical health, but also because this glare can largely affect your ability to drive safely.

When looking to complete your winter wardrobe, you should be looking for a functional, yet stylish pair (or two) of shades. At Randolph, our premium metal and superior lens design provide year-round style, with optimal function.

Don’t retire your Randolphs to summer storage when they’re engineered to join you on every outdoor adventure. Keep them safe in your microfiber bag and keep them spotless to shine no matter the season. When it comes to your vision, never comprise.

While wearing your shades this winter, take a picture and tag us with #MyRandolphs for a chance to be featured. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

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2 replies on “Why Wear Sunglasses in the Winter?

  • Carol

    Hi. My eyes are extremely light/glare/sun sensitive especially sally since e I had my cataracts removed. Do you have a recommendation as to lens color? I like the Aviator and Concorde styles. I’m an older, ahem, female with oval face. Also, how do you measure to know what size to order? Thx. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

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    • Sarah Fawle

      Hi Carol, thanks for being a fan of Randolph! The AGX or American Gray would be the best lens colors for you as they cut out the most light. As for measuring your face, we have a Frame Size Guidelines page you can reference: https://www.randolphusa.com/frame-sizing-guidelines/

      It might help to measure another pair of glasses and then to base your new glasses off of those measurements. You can also speak to a Customer Service representative for more assistance by calling 1-800-541-1405.

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