- That the rate of ultraviolet rays from the sun increases by 10% for every one thousand meters above sea level?
- That conjunctivitis, keratitus, cataracts and retina damage are some of the problems to the eyesight suffered by enthusiasts who participate in winter sports or mountain climbing without proper eye protection? So beware!
That snow, wind and light reflection and ultraviolet rays are the main causes of danger to our eyes during the winter months?
To prevent eye damage caused by ultraviolet rays and reflection from snow do wear high quality guaranteed 100% ultraviolet filter glasses.
In windy conditions goggles that form a seal with the surrounding skin will prevent wind and ice crystals from damaging the cornea.
Goggles with 100% filter lenses are available, if not wear the anti-sun glasses underneath the goggles.
Skiers, snowboarders, toboganists, skaters, winter hikers and mountaineers are strongly advised to take precautions against the serious eye damage that can be caused by winter conditions and to protect your eyes from the harsh rays of the sun and glare.