The Magic and Miracle of Service Dogs

Dogs have a huge and meaningful impact in the lives of humans. Dogs are always glad to see us which makes us feel good, wanted and needed. They encourage us to go outside and exercise by bringing us their leash or begging us to play with them.  They nuzzle up against us when we’re feeling blue, and petting them keeps us calm and relaxed.  Amazingly, dogs are not just wonderful as pets and friends –they are also good for our health.  People with physical limitations and diseases in hospitals and homes all over the world; depend on service and therapy dogs for their health and well-being. Dogs have been trained to help out people living with visual, hearing or physical impairments as well as autism, diabetes and neurological disorders like PTSD.     Dogs’ unconditional love, eagerness to please, happy … Read More

Your Eyes Speak Volumes – Why Visiting your Eye Doctor could save your Life!

You could imagine a visit to the eye doctor improving your vision but you probably never pictured it could save your life. Well, it can! Your eyes hold amazing cues to your overall health which your eye doctor can easily see and interpret. These cues can be a tell-tale of hypertension, high cholesterol, melanoma or high blood sugar. Your eye doctor could detect a serious health problem such as high cholesterol if he notices yellowish plaques within the retinal blood vessels or he could suspect high blood pressure if your eyes arteries are showing  a silver or copper coloring. If not caught early, blood vessels in the retina and throughout the body may harden, increasing your risk for heart attack or stroke. Leaky blood vessels might be a sign of diabetes. High blood sugar can clog and damage retinal blood … Read More

Motorcycle Night Riding Glasses

Riding motorcycles at night can be one of the most enjoyable experiences as a motorcycle rider. It is a stimulating experience to slice through the night while taking in the quiet, stillness, brisk air, starred sky and the feeling of solitude….unless you are riding in a metropolitan area. There’s no question that riding at night can be pleasurable but it is also dangerous. When the sun goes down, your vision decreases and that of everyone else on the road. This means you have to be extra alert and practice safe riding. Do not over-ride your headlights! You can only see what your lights can illuminate. If you cannot bring the bike to a safe stop within the range of your window into the darkness, you could be in trouble. In order to avoid hazards you need to see them and … Read More

Is Smoking Making you Blind?

Is it possible smokers delay quitting because the damage to their arteries, lungs and heart is not readily visible? Perhaps seeing (or more accurately, not seeing) the detrimental effects of smoking would make more people quit smoking sooner. If you need visible (or rather not visible…as in blinding) proof smoking has appalling effects on your health, you don’t need to go further than your eyes. As with the rest of your body, smoking has an appalling effect on your vision. If you smoke and need a few more reasons still to quit smoking, here are 5 reasons: Smokers have double the chances of getting cataracts, a clouding of the eye’s lens, and have triple the chances of developing macular degeneration, a blind spot in the center of our vision. The more you smoke, the greater your chances of forming cataracts … Read More

Afraid to Drive at Night? Night Driving Glasses with Anti Glare are the Solution!

If there were only night driving glasses to reduce glare! A recent study of Americans 18+ with vision correction, found that all of them had experienced some type of issue while driving at night.  Among the most common problems they reported were: feeling uncomfortable driving at night, being blinded by glare, experienced light sensitivity, saw halos, experienced blurred distance vision and had trouble seeing signs and judging distances. They also reported, seeing starbursts, having dry or tired eyes, inability to focus, double vision and headaches. There is no question that driving at night can be dangerous due to compromised vision from to limited light and blinding glare from headlights and streetlights. Unfortunately, almost 50% of all fatal car crashes happen at night and some are the result of poor night vision. Fortunately, there is something we can do to help us alleviate … Read More

Don’t be Afraid to Drive at Night! Solar Shield introduces Night Drivers! – Glasses for Driving at Night

Driving at night can be dangerous due to limited light and blinding glare from headlights and streetlights. Yellow lenses have been proven to be incredibly beneficial for night driving since they improve contrast. The anti-reflective lens coating on the Night Drivers by Solar Shield is designed to block glare. Not all glasses with yellow lenses have an anti-reflective coating which is why not all night driving glasses actually work. Glasses with any old yellow lenses will not improve your vision at night. Night Drivers by Solar Shield do provide more contrast and less glare to improve overall visibility at night especially during fog and rain. Night Drivers glasses by Solar Shield with yellow lenses are designed to be worn over prescription glasses but can be worn alone. Many drivers find the yellow lenses have a soothing effect on the eyes … Read More

Don’t be Catfished! Not all fits over sunglasses are the real deal!

Have you heard of the term catfish? …not talking about the ugly-looking fish with whiskers.  A catfish is a pretender -someone who pretends to be someone they’re not.  A catfish on a dating or social media site is someone who creates a false identity, mainly to pursue a romantic ‘relationship’. The term “to be catfished” in the retail world, means to be fooled by claims that are not real. In today’s world what is claimed is not always what you truly get in a product. The world of fits over sunglasses is filled with catfish so we decided to help you sift through the bunch and get to the real deal. Many ‘fits over’ sunglass companies claim to be original fits overs, to have polarized lenses, to have 100% UVA/UVB protection or to have scratch-resistant lenses, but they simply aren’t … Read More


      Quality polarized sunglasses are essential gear for anglers of every kind –fly fishermen, ocean fishermen, fresh water fishermen and even ice fishermen! And by ‘men’ we also mean ‘women’. The damaging power of the sun multiplies as rays reflect off of water and ice turning an otherwise enjoyable activity into a painful game of dodge the light. Another reason fishermen absolutely need sunglasses is  – hooks! The last thing any angler wants is to get their precious hooks anywhere near their precious eyes.  Hooks and eyeballs …never the twain shall meet! Last but not least, quality sunglasses are indispensable for keeping water, wind and whacks (sails, rods, flopping fish, etc.) away from the eyes. Recently, we discovered a line of exceptionally good quality ‘fits over’ type sunglasses that are ideal for eyeglass-wearing anglers –Haven. Haven ‘fits over sunglasses’ … Read More

Are UV Rays in winter more damaging than in summer?

Winter is not the time to stop wearing sunscreen or sunglasses.  In fact, during winter there may be an increased risk for overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation due to reflected rays from snow and ice. If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, the combination of higher altitude and UV ray reflection is even greater. Higher altitude means a higher risk of sun ray damage because UV radiation exposure increases approximately 5% with every 1,000 feet over sea level. According to, if you are going to be skiing at 10,000 feet, “UV radiation may be 35 to 45 percent more intense than at sea level.  In addition, snow reflects up to 80 percent of the UV light from the sun, meaning that you are often hit by the same rays twice. This only increases the risk for damage.” Sun … Read More


Safety is important year round and especially around the holidays primarily because we tend to do more things at once and often in a hurry. One of the things we do more of during the holidays is –cook.  Each year, hundreds of people are injured in cooking accidents involving steam, hot oil, splattered grease, and more, all because they weren’t wearing protective eyewear in the kitchen.  Safety glasses like Guardian Pro by Solar Shield are perfect for mundane tasks like chopping onions to gourmet tasks like torching crème brulées.       Guardian Pro safety glasses are also ideal while cleaning the furnace and fireplace. The smoke, chemicals and ashes are very dangerous and wearing safety eyewear is imperative. But don’t stop at cleaning the fireplace. When you go out to chop the wood for the fire place or cut … Read More