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The Best Sports Sunglasses for Skiing

5 December 2012

It is wintertime, and I am thrilled because I love hitting the slopes for some skiing.  But I am always amazed how many skiers lack good sports sunglasses.  In fact, often I see people wearing no sunglasses at all!  This is amazing, since most ski resorts have a sunglasses store right on the premises.  You would think that would key them in on the fact that wearing sports sunglasses is part of the whole skiing experience and the glare from the snow is seriously damaging to the eyes.

So, ok, fellow skiers, here is what you want to keep in mind...

-First, don't skip durability.  This usually means a good pair of polycarbonate lenses for your sports sunglasses. Nothing ruins a skiing trip faster than having your sunglasses break and explode into a million tiny fragments. Crashing with glass lenses, like in Ray-Ban's, would be a big no-no.

-Also don't forget that as you increase in altitude, the issue of UV exposure increases too!  So you will need polarized sunglasses with at least 95% UV protection.  Polarized sunglasses are also great for reducing glare off of the snow.

-Get sports sunglasses with good peripheral vision. No matter how great of a skier you may be, you want to see those idiots flying by you who may not be looking where they are going!

So keep it safe this skiing season.  You can start with a visit to the sunglasses store.  And don't forget, if your lenses do get damaged, you can hop right over to our site for a quick pair of replacements! 

 

 

 

 

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