Which are the Best Clipon sunglasses?

Solar Shield clipon sunglasses are a great value any way you look at it. For about $15 you can basically convert your eyeglasses into prescription sunglasses! Think about it, what can you buy for $15? A mug? An oven mitt? A key chain?  Many folks are willing to dish out $200-400 on a pair of prescription sunglasses that they could leave behind at a restaurant, scratch or discard the following year when their prescription changes. Crazy! Solar Shield clipons are available in a myriad of shapes and sizes to fit just about any eyeglasses or reading glasses. Even the new Wayfarers and cat eye shapes! Solar Shield Clipon sunglasses are my favorite form of sun protection because: At around $14-16 you get superior & customized sun protection Polarized lenses means annoying and blinding glare are eliminated –gone. 100% UVA/UVB protection (UV400) … Read More

Why can’t I read my cell phone with my polarized sunglasses?

If you love being outdoors you should know wearing polarized 100%UVA/UVB blocking sunglasses is the smart thing to do. Lens filters on sunglasses that block 100% of UVA & UVB rays will save your eyes from glaucoma, cataract and macular degeneration-causing UV rays. The Polarization filter, on the other hand, will protect your eyes from painful and blinding glare.  However, you might have noticed your cell phone, iPad, Kindle or tablet screen is difficult to see when you are wearing polarized sunglasses. If your sunglasses are polarized (and they should be, for maximum eye protection), your screen might look very dark or completely black when you look at it. Why does this happen?  Most phones have a polarizing filter that helps to cut glare and reflections, ironically to make it easier to see in bright sunlight. The problem is, so … Read More

How the right sunglasses can help you look younger!

  There are telltale signs of ageing that manifest all around our face which, unfortunately, is the first thing people notice about us. It is hard to make eye contact and not notice someone’s face and specifically their eyes, hair and neck.  The age trifecta -our hair, eyes and neck are the three places that betray our age. Gray hair, wrinkles around the eyes and sagging neck skin age people instantly.  A study found 77% and 79% of people consider gray hair and wrinkles respectively  as two of the top three signs of ageing.1 Men and women can look fabulous with gray hair, but the minute your gray starts showing, people inevitably think –old! Many believe nothing ages a woman faster than silvery roots. Dyeing your hair is an easy fix. It doesn’t hurt to also keep hair healthy and … Read More

Eye Fatigue Symptoms | Eye Strain Symptoms

  Here are some simple tips you can use to reduce computer eye strain symptoms, eye fatigue and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). Tips to Prevent and Reduce Eye Fatigue & Eye Strain Most of us use computers at work and/or at home so it is no surprise eye strain and eye fatigue are so common.  Studies show that eye strain occurs in 50 to 90 percent of computer users. Eye fatigue and strain can range from physical fatigue, headaches, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, eye twitching, blurred vision, dry eyes and red eyes. Here are some simple tips you can use to reduce computer eye strain symptoms, eye fatigue and other symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). Adjust your Computer Screen Place the computer screen 20-26 inches away from your eyes and at eye … Read More

Yoga for your Eyes – Exercises to Improve Your Vision

Exercising your body makes it stronger. So can exercising your eyes make your vision stronger, too? The need for glasses is based on the shape of the eye, the size of the pupil, and the ability to shift focus, which declines as we age. However, there are those who swear eye conditions are related to faulty ocular muscles caused by chronic mental and emotional tension. Yoga-like exercises can help improve the condition of eye muscles and even help  improve disorders such as myopia and hypermetropia. Practicing these eye exercises regularly for a few months could help improve functioning of our eyes. Tip: Keep the head and spine straight throughout the exercises. Palming  – relaxes and soothes Close your eyes Take several deep breaths Rub your palms vigorously until warm Place your palms on your eyes Repeat 5 times Blinking – … Read More

5 Myths About Sunglasses | Tinted Sunglasses vs Polarized

Five (5) Myths About Sunglasses Darker does not mean better protection. Correct. In fact, unless darker lenses are fabricated to block UV, they can be more harmful than not wearing sunglasses, because they can cause pupils to dilate, allowing more UV light to enter your eyes. “Polarized” is not the same thing as 100 % UVA/UVB protection”. Correct! Polarization blocks glare or reflected light while 100% UVA/UVB  protection (or UV400)  refers to the percentage of  ultraviolet rays blocked. You only need to wear sunglasses when it is sunny and not in fall or winter. Wrong! Ultraviolet (UV) rays can be just as harmful when the sun is setting or on cloudy days. It’s even possible for the sun’s rays to do maximum damage when it’s overcast. You should never wear sunglasses indoors. Wrong! If you are using a computer, tablet, phone or … Read More

Fall Means Shorter Days and Longer Nights

  Autumn is here! And that means leaves are turning beautiful red, orange, yellow and brown colors and baseball season is coming to an end and football is on. We feel a crisp in the air, wind on our face and we yearn to indulge in pumpkin pie, hot chocolate and apple crumble. There will be Halloween and Thanksgiving parties and gatherings to attend and gifts to buy for the winter holidays yet to come.    And with shorter days and longer nights comes more night driving, which is something many of us avoid and dislike.  It gets darker earlier in autumn and that means many of us will be driving to and from work in the dark, running errands and shopping in the dark and driving to and from gatherings and parties in the dark.     Why the … Read More

Do you really need Sunglasses after Cataract Surgery?

  Yes!! After cataract eye surgery, protecting your eyes from harmful UV rays is more important than ever as your retina may be less able to protect you from those rays. 1 Prevent- A number of scientific studies indicate that spending long hours in the sun without eye protection can damage your eyes by contributing to cataracts and growths in the eye, including cancer. Based on these studies, ophthalmologists  recommend wearing  99 percent and higher UV (ultraviolet radiation)-absorbent sunglasses and a brimmed hat outdoors.   Protect- Proper sunglasses are key to protecting your eyes from sun-related damage and should always be worn outdoors particularly by individuals who have just had cataract surgery, LASIK or photodynamic therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). More than two million Americans have cataract surgery each year. During this procedure, the eye’s lens is removed and … Read More

Can LOW VISION be helped with Amber Tinted Sunglasses?/ Can You Improve Low Vision?

Low vision is described as having partial vision, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision and even blindness. Low vision makes daily life difficult and can interfere with reading, writing, shopping, watching television, driving a car or recognizing faces and cannot be corrected through surgery, medication, glasses or contact lenses. Low vision can manifest in many forms: Macular degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic retinopathy can affect central vision. Glaucoma and strokes affect peripheral vision. Most eye problems can affect contrast sensitivity. Poor depth perception can cause us to misjudge the height of a step for instance. Visual processing – Difficulties with visual processing affect how visual information is interpreted, or processed by the brain. Approximately 1 in 28 Americans over age 40 suffer from low vision. Aging is the number one factor linked to increased risk of developing low … Read More

Photophobia Post Cataract Surgery: What You Need to Know

Some patients experience photophobia (sensitivity to light). A sudden onset of substantial or even painful light sensitivity (photophobia) may be caused by inflammation in the eye. This may occur after LASIK or cataract surgery. 1 & 2 Post-operative infections related to cataract surgery primarily include endophthalmitis and corneal suture infection. Symptoms of endophthalmitis include decreased vision, mild to severe ocular pain, photophobia, and floaters. 3 The course of treatment of photophobia is dependent upon the underlying cause of the light sensitivity. To deal with the photophobia itself, it is best to eliminate exposure to bright lights and when one cannot avoid exposure, limit its effects with sunglasses or a wide brimmed hat.4 Wearing polarized sunglasses with 100% UVA/UVB protection can help reduce the discomfort of light sensitivity.  Solar Shield Fits Over Sunglasses can help alleviate photophobia symptoms since they allow … Read More