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Getting Help With My Vision

One day when I was at work, I realized that I was having a hard time making out the memos and texts that were right in front of me. Instead of ignoring the issue, I decided to meet with an eye doctor. Although I was sure that the problem was nothing or temporary, the doctor explained to me that I suffered from a degenerative eye disease. I was devastated, but I knew that I needed to press on. It has been a rough few years, but I have learned a lot about the journey. Check out this blog for information and motivation about eye care challenges.



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Snow Sports & Vision: 4 Options To See & Stay Protected

The winter months are a great time for outdoor sport enthusiasts. Skiing, snowboarding, and hitting the slopes are a lot of fun, but there are hindrances that can come with wearing glasses while you're out in the cold. Instead of struggling to see the slopes properly, there are four ways an eye doctor can help you see clearly through any snow sports that you participate in.

Prescription Snow Goggles

Skiers and snowboarders rely on large goggles to see clearly, avoid glares, and make their way down the slopes. Instead of sacrificing your vision, you can get the best of both worlds with a pair of prescription snow goggles. The front of the goggles are tinted to prevent glare, but a special lens is also used to match your eyesight. The goggles often have to be special-ordered through an optometrist, so it's important to get them well before your winter sport season begins.

Sealed Sunglasses

When doing sports in the snow, one of the biggest problems for eyeglasses is snow mist. This can lead to fogging or blurred lens because of the moisture. One solution for this is a pair of sealed sunglasses. Sealed sunglasses have the ability to fit around your eyes and block out moisture. This can also help prevent your eyes from drying out. The tinted sunglasses also provides UV protection and easy vision through sun glare.

Helmet Shields

If you're happy with the glasses that you have then you can wear them in comfort by purchasing a snow helmet that features a vision shield on the front. The shield features a tinted color and covers multiple directions that will make it easy to see all around you. Helmet shields can easily flip up or down as needed.

Along with wearing the shields over your glasses, you can order prescription shields for the helmet. This allows you to remove your eyeglasses and use the full vision of the shield to see the winter surroundings.

Laser Surgery

Avoid any annoyances with the snow by eliminating all of your vision problems. Before you start hitting the slopes, consult with your eye doctor about getting laser eye surgery. Laser surgery can correct your vision and eliminate the need for any type of prescription wear while out in the snow. Once the surgery is over, you can enjoy the freedom of using winter sports and purchase goggles or accessories that you love.

By understanding your different options, you can make the best selections based upon your budget, wants, and use in a variety of winter sports. It's also good to consult with your eye doctor or Village Eye Centre for the best options based on your vision.