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

10 Things You Can Do Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

We’ve all heard it –Live in the present. There is a great deal of focus these days on living in the moment and living for today.  And while that might be a wonderful piece of wisdom, you can actually do something today that will also benefit you in the future. Whether it be acquiring skills to qualify for a better job, saving money for a rainy day or retirement or quitting smoking, having an eye on the future is not a bad thing. Whether you are 20 or 60 or 80, there is always something you can do today that will benefit you in the future. Exercise for 30 minutes a day (at least). You don’t have 30 minutes? How about three 10-minute chunks? We all have 10 minutes here and there. Go for a walk, jump rope, swim, garden, … Read More

Low Vision Aids – Low Vision Products -Solar Shield -Amber Fits over Sunglasses help 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: Central vision allows us to look directly at something and distinguish sharp detail.  Macular degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic retinopathy can affect central vision. Peripheral vision enables us to see everything surrounding the focal point. Glaucoma and strokes affect peripheral vision. Contrast sensitivity is the ability to distinguish between objects of similar tones such as facial features. Most eye problems can affect contrast sensitivity. Depth perception permits us to judge the position of objects in relation to one another. Poor depth perception … Read More

Does your Dog or Cat need Sunglasses? You’ll be Surprised at the Answer

Most dogs have anatomical characteristics that offer very good protection against sun rays. Many breeds have deep inset eyes protected by a heavy brow that provides year-round shade. Dog breeds like the Golden Retriever or Labrador Retriever have a bony orbit around their eyes that encloses it and shields it from most damaging light.  Breeds like Pugs, Boston Terriers and French Bulldogs have flat-faces and their eyes are more exposed to light, wind and debris. Regardless of their anatomy, dogs and cats, just like humans, suffer from eye diseases that are directly connected or aggravated by UV exposure. Good quality polarized dog or cat sunglasses that reduce glare can make it more comfortable for your pet to enjoy the outdoors. Sunglasses can also help reduce diseases and eye injuries especially in dogs that enjoy boating, hiking, 4-wheeling or just sticking … Read More

Allergy Season is Here! Read these Tips to Keep Allergies at Bay!

This year, we’ve had particularly bad weather on the East coast and in the Midwest of the U.S., so it is no wonder we are fervently looking forward to spring. The snow, heavy layers of clothing, rain and cold get old after a while and we long for sunshine, light clothes and color! I am looking forward to all that spring brings except pollen and allergies! I spend a good part of spring sneezing, wiping watery eyes, treating my nose congestion, sucking on cough drops for my itchy throat and coughing, thanks to allergies. I love the flower-making power of pollen but not what it does to my body. Over the years, I’ve learned how to keep pollen out of my life. I fill in the space created by open doors and windows with HEPA filters, exercise outdoors in the … Read More

Can’t Sleep? Blame it on your tablet, cell phone and laptop …namely their Blue Light!

Perhaps you are one of the 40 million people in the US who have a sleep disorder of some sort.  If so, do you read on your tablet, watch TV, check your email on your computer or text before bed? If you do, there is a good chance the two are related.   Studies are showing there has been a huge increase in sleep disorders that correlates to digital-technology-use before bed time. To put it simply, the artificial light emitted by digital devices such as cell phones, tablets and laptops, fool our brain into thinking it is daytime and cause us to stay awake. This sleep-disrupting, artificial light emitted by digital devices is commonly known as “blue” light. Blue light has a very short wavelength that produces a higher amount of energy. A Harvard medical study states that “High Energy Visible … Read More

Must have Sunglass Styles for Eyeglass Wearers!

Sunglasses! -not only do they protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but they are the perfect complement to any outfit. Sunglasses are like shoes, you don’t just own one pair. Some sunglasses are perfect for a casual day at the beach while others have flair and style for lunch at a trendy outdoor café and others are sensible and practical for driving around town. When it comes to sunglasses, there isn’t one must have style – there are several. Wayfarers, cat-eyes, aviators are tried and true sunglass shape classics that never go out of style and every few years they are reinvented and re-glorified. Solar Shield fits overs and clipons has re-designed the look of fitover sunglasses incorporating these three classics into their portfolio, proving that over-the-glass sunglasses can be hip. Solar Shield’s Semi rimless fitsover ‘Logan’ was inspired … 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

Solar Shield- the best brand of Fits Overs and Clipons thanks to superior technology and quality construction!

Solar Shield’s fits over sunglasses and clipons have more than good looks going for them. They have important technological and construction features that set them apart from the competition. LENSES: Solar Shield products are built with the latest lens technology and quality materials because as the original fits over company, they are serious about protecting your eyes and enhancing your vision. Solar Shield fits over sunglasses and clipons are equipped with quality lenses that you simply don’t see in sunglasses this affordable.  Firstly, the lenses in all Solar Shield products are polarized which means the lenses have a laminated filter that blocks out glare which is all light that is reflected off of pavement, water, sand, glass or shinny and/or flat surfaces.  Secondly, the lenses are scratch-resistant which will allow you to keep your fits overs and clipons for a … Read More

Solar Shield Fits Overs – Fashion and Style Innovators

For over 20 years, eyeglass wearers were hard pressed to find over-the-glass sunglasses that were not black or tortoise and had side windows. Those were the only fit over choices for many years, until Solar Shield revolutionized the category.  For decades, customers equated fit overs with bulky black sunglasses you could wear over your prescription glasses, until Solar Shield, the original fits over company and the leader in the industry, decided to change things up. Solar Shield introduced 3 different collections that were big departures from the side-window design  -The Panorama, Fashion and Semi-rimless. The panorama features a streamlined design with lenses that wrap around the face. The Fashion fits overs are feminine and lack side windows, offering wearers a more traditional sunglass look. The semi rimless collection of Solar Shield fits overs was a new addition in 2013 boasting … Read More