If you suffer from watery eyes in cold, windy weather, wearing windproof glasses or sunglasses can quickly make a big difference.
This specialist eyewear is like normal wraparound sunglasses but with the added protection of a soft gasket that compresses around your eye sockets, helping to keep out the wind and dust. Normally the gasket is removable so you can clip it in as and when conditions require added protection.
What causes watery eyes?
It is a common experience for eyes to start watering excessively in cold winds. These conditions irritate the eyes and this causes the tear glands to compensate by producing excess tears.
In some cases watery eyes are exacerbated by medical conditions such as dry eye syndrome, irritations such as blepharitis or conjunctivitis or blocked tear ducts.
If you suffer from watery eyes constantly, even indoors, you should refer to a specialist ophthalmologist for advice.
Who can benefit by wearing windproof glasses
Watery eyes is a frustrating problem for anyone who needs to be outside in wintry conditions for any period of time.
For cyclists it can present a safety hazard because streaming eyes can obscure their vision of the road.
Golfers equally find it frustrating when their eyes water excessively when they are looking down at the ball, making it very difficult to place an accurate shot.
Windproof glasses can prove invaluable for people working outdoors all year round, such as farmers and builders.
Windproof glasses not only help to insulate your eyes and the sensitive area around your eye sockets from the wind but they also keep out dust and other allergens that can cause your eyes to be irritated.
This helps to maintain a clean, healthy environment for your eyes which results in less episodes of eye irritation and inflammation.
Where can I buy windproof glasses?
Eyewear Accessories has the widest selection of windproof glasses and goggles in the UK and Europe.
We specialise in 7eye Airshield glasses and sunglasses, designed by Panoptx, which has established itself worldwide as the leading supplier of windproof eyewear.
We have a wide range of frames in different styles and sizes to fit men and women, and all the frames can be supplied with clear, tinted, or prescription lenses.
Let's give the last word to one of our customers who summed up the effectiveness of these glasses for stopping his eyes from watering when playing golf:
“I played my first tear free round of golf in windy conditions. I've tried using my Oakleys before to prevent the wind affecting my eyes, but they didn't work. The 7eye glasses worked a treat. Very comfortable to wear and enabled clear vision. The day started out bright then ended up overcast so I really got to test them out today. I played one of my best rounds of recent weeks too. Thank you very much, these are a game changer for me.”