The 5 Best Road trips in America

America is vast and has a varied and beautiful landscape which makes it an ideal country for road travel. Which are the best road trip ideas? There are many fantastic roads and limiting to the top 5 was not easy.  Before you go on any road trip, check weather and vehicle conditions. Plan for rest and food stops and enjoy the drive safely. You’ll find there is no cell phone reception in some parts of some of the more remote roads, so be sure to plan for the unexpected. And always, wear polarized sunglasses to protect you from glare. Pacific Coast Highway, San Luis Obispo to Monterey, California. – 166 miles Highway 1, or PCH (Pacific Coast Highway), crosses one of America’s most stunning sceneries.  From San Luis Obispo to Big Sur, Highway 1 twists and turns along the Pacific. … Read More

Solar Shield fits overs are on Fleek!

Solar Shield Classic Fits Over Sunglasses are Hella Hot Amongst Cool Millennials I’m going to spill the tea….Solar Shield fits overs, the bulky sunglasses which gained popularity as ‘post-cataract surgery sunglasses’ , which are now  the best loved brand of sunglasses for eyeglass wearers, have a new fan base –millennials! YAAAAS! Young, hip and active millennials are wearing Solar Shields while skiing, snowboarding, fishing and around town! And these youngsters don’t even wear glasses! So why do they like Solar Shield fits overs so much? Solar Shield fits over sunglasses are a lifehack of sorts. “Solar Shields are bae. They are super inexpensive, light weight, polarized, have 100% UVA/UVB protection and they are so dorky  -they are cool. My Solar Shields are giving me life! ”, said a Solar Shield devotee. The Classic styles of Solar Shield fits overs have … Read More

How do I know if I need reading glasses?

Around age 40 the lenses in our eyes begin to lose their elasticity which is what allows us to focus on small close up things. The scientific name for this ‘condition’ is presbyopia and everyone over 40 will experience it sooner or later. You will notice you can’t read the small print, you are holding things farther away so you can see them better, you are getting frequent headaches, experience eyestrain, or your near vision seems blurry. Presbyopia is different to astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness and it can be easily corrected with reading glasses. Reading glasses are available in different magnifications, strengths or diopters ( 1.00, 1.25, 2.00, 2.25, 2.5, 3.0 etc.) which people tend to wear only for specific tasks or activities. If you constantly switch your vision from near to far, you might want to try half-frame, half-moon … 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

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

7 Foods and Vitamins for Healthy Eyes

There are many over-the-counter eye supplements that claim to prevent eye diseases. And while their claims might not have been fully corroborated, there is no arguing that eating a well-balanced, fresh and nutritious, whole-food diet will benefit your overall health, including your eyes. There are studies, however, that do show positive effects of particular vitamins and antioxidants on eye health. The antioxidant vitamins C, E, beta carotene and zinc have been proven to reduce the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration by about 25%, according to the National Eye Institute’s original Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS). Julie Mares, a professor of ophthalmology and visual sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, says data suggests Lutein and zeaxanthin could help vision improve in the younger population. This may be due to carotenoids which absorb blue light, which is especially … Read More

Solar Shield’s Music Video by IU, Independent Artists United

One lazy afternoon as I was browsing through You Tube, I came across “Solar Shield’s Music Video”! What???? Solar Shields are the sunglasses you wear over your glasses right? They have a music video? How could I not watch it? Curiosity won. The music video was hilarious and I fell in love with the band, the story of the music video and the band’s philosophy. It turns out the lead singer of the iU band, James Powell, actually inherited his first pair of Solar Shields from his grandma when she gave him her car in high school.  James found the Solar Shield sunglasses in the car’s glove box and started wearing them.  He used to get really bad headaches and claimed that the Solar Shields helped prevent his head aches from occurring.  Long story short, he and his friend Travis … Read More

The Proper Care of Sunglasses

SUNGLASSES -FRAME CARE With a little extra care, it’s easy to keep your sunglasses, ‘fits over’ sunglasses and clipons in great condition. Here are some useful tips you can follow: PROTECTING YOUR SUNGLASSES: When wearing your sunglasses or ‘fits over’ sunglasses don’t push them up and leave them to rest on your head. This will stretch them out, making them too wide for your face. Always use both hands when removing your glasses from your face to preserve the shape of the frame and prevent stretching. Store your glasses in a high-quality case when you’re not wearing them to keep them from getting bent and scratched. Check periodically to make sure the screws aren’t loose. If they are, you can easily tighten them with an eye glasses repair kit. CARING FOR YOUR LENSES: To remove smudges, particles, and dust from … Read More

Are UV Rays in winter more damaging than in summer?

Winter is not the time to stop wearing sunscreen or sunglasses.  In fact, during winter there may be an increased risk for overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation due to reflected rays from snow and ice. If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, the combination of higher altitude and UV ray reflection is even greater. Higher altitude means a higher risk of sun ray damage because UV radiation exposure increases approximately 5% with every 1,000 feet over sea level. According to, if you are going to be skiing at 10,000 feet, “UV radiation may be 35 to 45 percent more intense than at sea level.  In addition, snow reflects up to 80 percent of the UV light from the sun, meaning that you are often hit by the same rays twice. This only increases the risk for damage.” Sun … Read More