Snow Blindness Prevention

Many people will be heading to the mountains this winter to enjoy hiking, snow shoeing, sledding, skiing and cross country skiing and other outdoor activities and without proper eye protection, they could be at danger of experiencing snow blindness. Just like a skin sun burn, snow blindness may not be noticed for several hours after sun exposure so it is extremely important to protect your eyes when outdoors in the snow or high altitudes. Snow blindness is caused by overexposure to the sun’s rays in snow covered terrain. Snow blindness is literally sunburn of the eyes.  It is painful and dangerous Snow Blindness Symptoms Snow blindness may indeed be as bad as its name implies and lead to temporary and even permanent loss of eyesight, but symptoms may include tearing or watering of the eyes, bloodshot eyes, twitching of the … 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

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

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

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

UV (Ultraviolet) Light and Eye-Health

Nearly 22 million Americans over 40 have cataracts. Over 2.3 million Americans over 40 are affected by glaucoma. More than 2 million Americans have macular degeneration. Long term exposure to UV rays – natural from the sun or artificial from tanning beds and other sources, causes damage to your eyes. The damage can range from snow blindness (Photokeratitis) to eye cancer. UV light exposure has a cumulative effect on the eyes. Damage to your eyes today, leads to eye-health problems tomorrow. UVA light can penetrate deeper into the eye and skin than UVA rays. UVA can affect your central vision and damage the macula (part of the retina in the back of the eye). Everyone is at risk of eye damage from UV light Look for sunglasses that are Polarized which means they block glare Wear sunglasses even on overcast … Read More