Remember your Winter Eyewear before the Snow Hits!January 10, 2012
Most of us, when we consider sunglasses, think of the summer and days on the beach. The summer months are certainly a great time to break out some cool shades and look fabulous, but you shouldn't forget just how important good eyewear is in the winter.
I thought about this today because it is unseasonably warm here in Chicago. Today the temperature was up over 50 degrees! Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to not have to deal with the cold and snow, but I've lived around here my whole life, and I know to not get ahead of myself and start thinking that the whole winter will be as pleasant as today. We've had a couple very slight flurries, with essentially no accumulation yet, but you can feel it coming.
While tomorrow is supposed to be another warm day, a cold front is coming in, and with it some snow. It isn't supposed to be a massive snowfall, but one may be just around the corner.
Having lived with the snow my whole life, and learning to drive (my birthday is in February) during winter months, I can attest to the fact it is really difficult to drive on a bright, sunny day after heavy snowfall. Much like spending the day on a boat where glare from the water can be blinding, bright snow can likewise severely limit your ability to see, so having a quality pair of sunglasses is essential when you're driving in the winter.
Timberland has some fantastic new sunglasses available right now at OpticsPlanet. As Timberland is an outdoor-conscious company, all of their sunglasses are rugged and perfect for driving, playing sports and more. If you're running around a lot your sunglasses are most likely going to take some punishment. The Timberland TB7078 Sport Sunglasses are a great choice. They're made of a tough plastic material that's equally suited to bad weather, sports and driving. The temple arms were designed for a comfortable fit that still holds them securely to your head.
Style-wise, I'm also a big fan of the Timberland TB7053 Sunglasses. They look great, and like all Timberland Sunglasses, you'll have a bit tough pair of sunglasses that give you a better view during the winter.
Since I'm talking about winter eyewear, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention snowboarding and ski goggles. I know a lot of you love to hit the slopes, and you need to protect your eyes. If you're talking snowboarding and skiing, it's natural to mention Bolle, who make some of the recognizable snowboarding goggles, and for good reason. Their goggles are both cool-looking and good for protecting your eyes from the cold and snow. Personally, the Bolle Gravity Goggles are one of my favorites. Take a look at the photo. Clearly, they look good, and they come in a number of different color options, so you can pick the one that best suits your personal aesthetic. Additionally, they're super comfortable and have extra large lenses to give you a wide field-of-view. You won't miss a thing as you shred some fresh powder with the Bolle Gravity Goggles!
Don't neglect your eyewear needs in the winter. It's just as important to reduce glare when driving your car after a snowfall as it is when you're out boating in July. If you have some snow coming, make sure OpticsPlanet is your first stop for winter sunglasses and goggles.