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

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

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

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery for a younger appearance and better vision Dropping upper eyelids and baggy lower eyelids make people look old and tired but they can also impede normal vision. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is becoming one of the most popular elective surgical procedures among the over 40 year olds. Eyelid surgery can make you look younger, more alert and more vibrant. Eyelid Surgery Cost Eyelid surgery can be performed using local or general anesthesia, it typically takes 2-3 hours, requires about a week of recovery time. a cosmetic procedure. It can also be performed for medical reasons. Sagging eyelids may significantly impair vision, make it more difficult to wear eyeglasses or contacts, cause dry eye or cause irritation from skin folds. In these cases, blepharoplasty could be covered by your insurance. However, eyelid surgery is not just a cosmetic procedure. It … Read More

Are ClipOns and Fits Overs getting Bigger? / Over-the-glass sunglasses growing in size

Good question! Yes. One reason is our heads are getting bigger! Recent forensic research suggests that the heads of Americans are growing. National Geographic recently reported the discovery that skulls of white Americans have significantly increased in size since 1825. Biological Anthropologist Richard Jantz, from the University of Tennessee, measured hundreds of skulls of Caucasian Americans born between 1825 and 1985. His findings suggest that the typical American head has grown by about a third of an inch (8 mm) over the last 160 years. This translates to about a tennis ball’s worth of new brain space. Why are our heads getting bigger? “The varieties of changes that have swept American life make determining an exact cause an endlessly complicated proposition,” said Lee Jantz. “It likely results from modified growth patterns because of better nutrition, lower infant and maternal mortality, … Read More

SOLAR SHIELD LAUNCHES CAMOUFLAGE FITS OVER ON MEMORIAL DAY 2014

We couldn’t think of a better day than Memorial Day to honor all the men and women who have died serving in a branch of the U.S. military by launching our new camo Solar Shield. More than 1,316,000 soldiers and military personnel have died while serving during the history of the United States. Here are some sobering statistics pertaining to casualties from U.S. wars: American Revolution – 4,435 War of 1812 -2,260 Indian Wars -1,000 Mexican War -13,000 Civil War – 1,489,035 Spanish American War – 2,446 WWI – 116,516 WWII – 405,399 Korean War – 54,246 Vietnam War – 90,220 Gulf War (1990) – 1,948 Source: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0004615.html The use of camouflage as a means to blend into the background has had a long history in the military and among huntsmen. Recently, camouflage has crossed to less traditional uses. Camo-inspired … Read More