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Fall Fashion: Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses in Colder Weather

Woman wearing fashionable fall sunglasses

Autumn is finally here! With the falling leaves and cooler air comes a change in fashion as well. We start to hang up the shorts and tank tops in exchange for cardigans and jackets.

But, one summer-associated fashion style should find its way into your wardrobe no matter what season it is.

Sunglasses are not only stylish but also instrumental in protecting your eyes against the dangers of the outside world.

So, whether it’s the heat of summer or the dead of winter, here are a few reasons why you should never leave the house without your favorite pair of shades.

UV Ray Protection

A leading contributor to the development of poor eyesight and vision loss conditions like cataracts is the sun’s UV rays.

Not only do sunglasses protect your eyes from becoming burnt, dry and irritated, but the UV protective nature of most sunglasses protects that harmful light from entering and damaging your eyes.

Sunglasses don’t just protect your eyes, though. They also protect the delicate skin around your eyes and on your eyelids from burning. Exposure of sunlight to these areas can contribute to premature aging and wrinkling of the skin.

Reflection Protection

While sunlight reflections may not be a big issue during the fall time, as the snow starts to fall the risk of reflected sunlight damaging your eyes increases.

We’ve all been there. Stepping outside after a hearty snowfall and being blinded by the reflections coming off the snow. It may seem like an insignificant thing to be concerned with, but these reflections can make normal activities, like driving, dangerous! Not to mention these reflections can damage your eyes if they are unprotected.

Protect your eyesight, and yourself, from the sun’s reflections by wearing sunglasses.

Debris Protection

It’s not just sunlight that your eyes need protection from. As the air starts to cool, and winds start to pick up, your eyes may be susceptible to flying dust particles and debris in the air.

Sunglasses act as a barrier between you and anything that would be harmful if caught in your eye.

The feeling of having something stuck in your eye is not a pleasant one, and it can even be dangerous to your eyesight. Wearing sunglasses drastically lowers the chance that a foreign object will damage your eye.


Besides all the safety concerns that sunglasses protect you from, there is also the matter of comfort while wearing them. Sunglasses can prevent eye strain while out and about since the protection from the sun means your eyes don’t have to work as hard to focus.

Less eye strain also means less headaches!  Day in the sun can leave you feeling drained, and also leave you with a pounding headache. This is usually because your eyes have to strain hard to focus through the bright light and glare of the sun, which leaves them fatigued and can leave you with a headache.

No matter the season, sunglasses are a useful accessory to have on hand. Whether you are planning a day in the Autumn sun, or just want to add a touch of mystery to your apparel, sunglasses are always there to make sure that you are not only protected but stylish as well.

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