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Clear Vision in Winter: How to Choose the Right Eyewear During the Colder Months

While winter skies might seem less harsh than the bright sun of summer, it's a mistake to underestimate the need for proper eyewear during the colder months. Winter brings its own set of challenges for our eyes, from biting winds to blinding snowstorms. Opting for high-performance eyewear that provides robust protection is crucial to shield your eyes from these elements and ensure they remain safe and healthy.


Braving the Winter Elements

PROBLEM: Glare and Impaired Vision

During winter, the Northern Hemisphere's tilt and the sun's lower angle can cause intense glare from light reflecting off snow and ice. This glare often results in temporary blindness, eyestrain, headaches, and fatigue. The pupils struggle to adapt, leading to discomfort and potentially hazardous situations, especially in outdoor activities.

SOLUTION: Advanced Lens Coatings for Clarity
To tackle winter glare and impaired vision, Rec Specs offers the 2x2 ProCoat, a revolutionary coating that significantly reduces glare and enhances vision. Its dual, double-sided anti-reflective design, combined with quick fog recovery, makes it perfect for combating intense winter glare.


PROBLEM: Increased UV Exposure at Higher Altitudes
High-altitude winter activities expose you to stronger UV rays due to less atmospheric filtration. Reflections from snow double the UV radiation, raising the risk of eye conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration, and corneal damage.

SOLUTION: 100% UVA and UVB Protection
We offer a diverse range of sunglasses providing 100% UVA and UVB protection, designed for the active lifestyle of motorcyclists, golfers, winter adventurers, cyclists, and more. Our durable, high-quality Sun Performance line, including stylish options in our women's collection, caters to outdoor enthusiasts. These lightweight and comfortable sunglasses, compatible with prescription lenses, ensure long-lasting protection and style for those who cherish outdoor adventures without compromising their eye health.


PROBLEM: Dry and Irritated Eyes
Cold, brisk winds and the winter air can dry out the eyes, causing discomfort and irritation. The natural tear film on the eye evaporates more quickly, leaving the eyes feeling dry and scratchy.

SOLUTION: High-wrap Features and Removable Gaskets
Rec Specs provides sunglasses with high-wrap features and removable gaskets, designed to shield your eyes from every angle. These design elements help maintain the natural moisture of your eyes, protecting them from the drying effects of the cold winter air.


PROBLEM: Wind-borne Particles
In winter, the wind carries particles like sand, dust, and salt, which can scratch the cornea and irritate the eyes. This is exacerbated by the cold and dry nature of winter winds.

SOLUTION: Wraparound Eyewear
The high-wrap design of Rec Specs sunglasses prevents these harmful particles from reaching the eyes. Additionally, the wraparound style protects the delicate skin around the eyes from wrinkles, offering both reactive and proactive care.

Rec Specs For Winter

Your winter activities and personal requirements are unique, and so should be your eyewear. With Rec Specs, you have the flexibility to customize your frames and lenses to suit your specific needs. Whether you need gradient tints to adapt to varying light conditions or polarized lenses to cut through glare on water or ice, we have an option for every winter scenario.

For Winter Sports 


For those engaged in winter sports where ventilation is key, our Maxx Air is your go-to choice. They are expertly designed to provide maximum airflow, ensuring your vision stays clear during intense activities.  


Additionally, for athletes who wear helmets, the
Helmet Spex offers a seamless fit, making it an excellent choice for a comfortable and secure goggle option under helmets.



For The Outdoors

The Strata combines aviator style with advanced technology, perfect for snowy conditions. Its magnetic side shields and removable brow cover offer robust protection against snow and glare. Adjustable and prescription-ready, this unisex frame is ideal for stylish, effective eye protection in winter.



On the other hand, the Pathfinder is your ally against the harsh winter elements. It offers unparalleled protection from wind and UV rays, featuring interchangeable eye cups that keep your vision safe and undisturbed.




Selecting the right winter eyewear goes beyond just a fashion statement; it’s about clear vision and robust eye protection in challenging conditions. Rec Specs combines durable frames with cutting-edge lens technology to provide an ideal solution for winter adventurers. Whether you are carving down the slopes or navigating the chilly city streets, Rec Specs equips you with the clarity, comfort, and protection essential for confidently embracing the colder months. Click here to start shopping or start a live chat with expert Outfitters from the ‘chat’ icon.

Shop risk free with our RecSpecs guarantee. If your Rec Specs frame gets broken or lenses scratched during use, just send them back for a free replacement! And if you want them returned for any reason, we have our 30-day, no-questions-asked satisfaction guarantee so you have nothing to lose! Shipping is always free.

You can also use our easy at-home try-on process to test out Rec Specs Eyeglasses and Sunglasses from the comfort of your home. Click here to get started building your kit for FREE. Don’t forget – we also offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee on your purchase!

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