As the Christmas holiday approaches, Santa Claus is making a list and checking it twice. However, the jolly old elf may need to take better care of his eyes and update his traditional eyeglasses, according to online health company Ceatus.

Marilyn Haddrill, editor of, thinks it’s time for Santa to ditch those old-fashioned spectacles in favor of corrective eye surgery or bifocal contact lenses. Both would help the busy guy read Christmas letters and lists from children all over the world without the help of glasses!

“Santa could then buy himself some cool-looking designer sunglasses and fly back to the North Pole in style after a night spent sliding down chimneys and delivering packages,” she notes.

We’d like to suggest a nice pair of titanium frames that can take the beating of a night spent sliding up and down chimneys and in and out of people’s living rooms!

While sunglasses would help Santa Claus protect his eyes from UV radiation that could potentially lead to cataracts, cancer and other eye conditions, he should not choose polarized sunglasses, as they are not recommended for pilots, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA).

As he is over 60, Santa should also make sure to visit an eye doctor at least once a year. These annual visits will ensure his eyeglass or contact lenses prescription is up to date and provide for early detection of any developing eye health problem, according to the AOA.