6 Great Gadgets for Seniors

No one said getting older was easy but thanks to these amazing gadgets, our lives can be simpler! By the time we reach 55, our bodies and five senses are not in prime shape which means we sometimes need help with regular tasks and activities.  This is where a little creativity and innovation come in. Sight Aids Sight Connection is a website loaded with  tech products that are easy to see and use such as the large print black on yellow computer key boards and large button phones.  http://www.sightconnection.com/ TV Ears for Seniors For baby boomers  whose hearing isn’t what it used to be, the TV Ears portable listening system can help. This wireless headset system enhances the sounds and voices from TV (it works with the latest plasma and LCD flat screens), and it can be used as a … Read More

5 Must- Do Back Back Yard Landscape Ideas

If you are thinking of updating or refreshing your back yard, here are 5 back yard landscaping trends you should be aware of before starting. Even if you don’t think your back yard needs a makeover, by the time you read this, we guarantee you’ll have some ideas on how to make it better. Easy and Smart – People are opting for landscape designs that require little time, energy and water. Drought tolerant plants like succulents, Firecracker Penstemon, Sulphur Buckwheat, Sheep Fescue, Mexican Sage and California Fuschia are all great plants to consider for arid regions since they require little water and are very attractive. Consider adding a rock creek or a patio made with pavers to cut down on yard maintenance.   Productive – Edible gardens are very popular because of the gratification that comes from planting something, watching … Read More

Best Holiday gift idea for 30-somethings under $30

We have a great Christmas Gift idea that is creative, practical and fashionable, and under $30!! Does anyone on your gift list wear glasses and is under 30 years old? Then you have got to check out Solar Shield’s Iconic Collection of Sunglasses on www.solarshiled.com. These are no ordinary sunglasses! They might look cool and hip like Clubmasters, Aviators, Wayfarers and the Jackie O Round, but they are way more than that. They are sunglasses designed to fit over eyeglasses. Yes! Sunglasses you purposely wear over eyeglasses. You might have heard of ‘fitovers’ and thought ‘older person’, right? Well, the Iconic Collection sunglasses from Solar Shield are far from that. They are new, hip, cool, trendy and under $30. These are sunglasses your son, daughter, niece, and cool friend would wear and no one would even know they are wearing them … Read More

Solar Shield® Launches Iconic Collection of ‘fitsovers’ – The Best Looking Sunglasses for Eyeglass-Wearers!

Solar Shield® proudly presents its new collection of hip, stylish and, dare we say, unfitsover-like, sunglasses for use over eyeglasses. The 6 new styles, aptly named after famous streets: Hollywood-L.A. streets Fairfax, Melrose, Beverly, Hollywood Blvd., Bronson and Santa Monica, feature an assortment of legendary sunglass silhouettes that have become favorites across generations and genders.    In recent years, Solar Shield® ‘fits over’ sunglass line has incorporated trend–forward features, youth-appealing shapes and new colorways but the new Solar Shield®’s iconic styles are a much bolder departure. This new collection will revolutionize the fits over industry and the way consumers perceive over-the-glass sunglasses by destroying the cataract-sunglass stigma surrounding the category. The new collection of iconic sunglasses for eyeglass-wearers by Solar Shield® is arguably the best looking grouping of ‘fits overs’ in the market today, which also boast a remarkable fit range … Read More

Why Self-Driving Cars are a Fabulous Idea

Imagine sitting in a car while watching the news or playing cards with the kids, truck drivers never falling asleep at the wheel of their semis on long cross-country trips, grandma not swerving on the road because she can’t see well at night, junior getting himself to football practice on time, and Buster going to his vet appointment all by himself! Self-driving vehicles could make our roads safes and our lives a lot more enjoyable. Mom screaming at her teen to slow down during driving lessons in the Walmart parking lot may be a memory of the past along with rotary phones and VCRs.    Self Driving Car News The future is just around the corner! California, Idaho, Nevada, Michigan and Washington D.C. have all passed laws allowing driverless cars on their roads. Autonomous vehicle companies are popping up left … Read More

Top 10 Travel Destinations in Winter

Top Cold Weather Travel Destinations There are many reasons why travelling in winter is ideal. One of them is to escape the Holiday frenzy, take advantage of better prices and  smaller crowds and to escape from or to the cold weather.  The following are 5 fabulous cold and 5 warm weather winter travel destinations worth considering. Kiruna, Sweden –Kiruna is the northernmost town in Sweden. We love it because it is  scantly populated areas and teeming with untouched wilderness. Visit the Abisko National Park, watch the Northern Lights and stay, of course, at the famous ice hotel!    Jackson Hole Wyoming –  It is  a great getaway for winter sport lovers. In Jacksonhole,  you’ll find some of the best skiing and snowmobiling, sledding, sleigh rides and snow tubing. There are also spectacular  National Park tours from the comfort of a … Read More

Choose the Best Case for your Sunglasses

Keep Your Favorite Sunglasses Scratch-Free and Safe with a Protective Case Sunglass cases come in many shapes and sizes but there is no doubt that placing your sunglasses in a case when you are not using them protects sunglasses from scratches, smudges, breaking or bending and getting lost. Hard Large Plastic Sunglass Cases (aka Clam Case) Pros: Has a fashionable, sturdy construction for maximum protection and they fit most of the larger on-trend shapes. Cons: They are large and don’t easily fit in a purse and can be cumbersome to carry around. Squeeze Top Sunglass Soft Cases Pros: These sunglass cases can fit most small and medium sunglasses, aren’t bulky and offer pretty decent protection. The snap top is easy to open and close and keeps sunglasses safely inside. Cons: Won’t be able to fit the larger styles of sunglasses … Read More

4 Summer Hazards for Your Eyes

  Summer is a time to enjoy warm weather, have fun and be carefree. However, dangers abound especially those to our eyes. There are 4 main culprits: the sun, smoke, chemicals and balls.   Dangerous UV rays from the sun above and reflected from the sand, water and other flat surfaces damage your eyes and may contribute to cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and more. Eyes can be sunburned by the sun. Photokeratitis –burned corneas – is serious and can cause temporary blindness and permanent damage to vision. Always wear sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection, polarized to block reflected sunlight and a wide brimmed hat. 2.  Smoke from bon fires, Citronella candles, fireworks and of course barbecues! If you are the cook at a BBQ chances are you‘ve exposed your eyes to smoke. Smoke is full of tiny particles and gasses … Read More

Causes and Symptoms of Detached Retinas

7 Possible Causes of a Detached Retina Approximately 1 out of every 7 people experience retinal tears or detachments, according the Journal of the American Medical Association. Up to 50 percent of people who experience a retinal tear will have a following detachment. There are 7 common causes for retinal detachment: A blow or injury to the face or eyes High level of Near-sightedness (Myopia) Genetic predisposition Age: Over 40 years old Had a complicated cataract surgery Have previously had a detached retina Diabetes   3 most common symptoms of a detached retina A detached retina causes no pain so it is important to be vigilant of the symptoms. Seeing spots, floaters and/or flashes of light Blurry vision Shadows or darkness from the top or across the side of the eye If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms, consult your … Read More

Best Bicycles for Seniors

By 60, adults know what’s important when exercising and specifically, when riding bicycles– comfort!  Let’s face it, by 60 our bodies aren’t quite what they were in our 20s. We need a more pampered biking experience or, let’s say, the right features that minimize stress on our body. If you are over 60 and shopping for a bicycle, look for comfortable seats and designs that keep you upright as much as possible. If you are serious about finding the right bicycle for seniors, start with the right bike type. Cruisers or comfort bikes are the best choice for seniors. You’ll notice you sit straight when riding thanks to higher handlebars and this is good news for your back. These types of bikes typically have comfortable seats (saddles), wider tires and fewer gears which adds up to a smoother ride and … Read More