Going skiing this winter? Look after your eyes
13th November 2013
Because mountain air is cool, it gives a false sense of security about the sunlight. But the higher the altitude, the greater the ultraviolet (UV) radiation, because there is less atmosphere to screen out the harmful rays. Eyes can receive up to 2.5 times more UV on mountains than at sea level with a high risk of sunburn and ultimately skin cancer and eye cataracts. So when skiing always choose good quality UV400 rated eyewear (all our eyewear is UV400 rated). Sports eyewear with a full wrap fit will keep out UV that reflects off snow. Our ski eyewear is in two sections: goggles and sunglasses for skiing. For goggles click here and for sunglasses for skiing click here.