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Snow goggles 'vital on snowy mountains'

Posted 3 October 2011
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Snow goggles 'vital on snowy mountains'
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Having good ski goggles and sunglasses that keep out ultraviolet radiation is essential for eye health when skiing, an optician has said.

Chairman of the Eyecare Trust Dharmesh Patel stated: "High altitudes increase UV radiation levels and fresh snow can reflect as much as 80 per cent of the radiation, so it's vital that you protect your eyes."

This means keeping out 99 per cent or more of UV light, so such equipment must have the CE Mark or British Standard BS EN 1836:2005, he added.

Excessive exposure to UV radiation can cause eye damage, with cataracts often the result.

Goggles may be among a number of items those keen on stocking up with new equipment may bear in mind as the new season approaches, notwithstanding the recent warm weather.

While some may head abroad for their skiing trips, Scotland has five resorts - the Nevis Range, Glencoe, Cairngorm Mountain, The Lecht and Glenshee.

Facilities include the funicular railway at Cairn Gorm and the Gondola cable car at the Nevis Range.