6 Great Gadgets for Seniors

No one said getting older was easy but thanks to these amazing gadgets, our lives can be simpler! By the time we reach 55, our bodies and five senses are not in prime shape which means we sometimes need help with regular tasks and activities.  This is where a little creativity and innovation come in. Sight Aids Sight Connection is a website loaded with  tech products that are easy to see and use such as the large print black on yellow computer key boards and large button phones.  http://www.sightconnection.com/ TV Ears for Seniors For baby boomers  whose hearing isn’t what it used to be, the TV Ears portable listening system can help. This wireless headset system enhances the sounds and voices from TV (it works with the latest plasma and LCD flat screens), and it can be used as a … 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

Motorcycle Night Riding Glasses

Riding motorcycles at night can be one of the most enjoyable experiences as a motorcycle rider. It is a stimulating experience to slice through the night while taking in the quiet, stillness, brisk air, starred sky and the feeling of solitude….unless you are riding in a metropolitan area. There’s no question that riding at night can be pleasurable but it is also dangerous. When the sun goes down, your vision decreases and that of everyone else on the road. This means you have to be extra alert and practice safe riding. Do not over-ride your headlights! You can only see what your lights can illuminate. If you cannot bring the bike to a safe stop within the range of your window into the darkness, you could be in trouble. In order to avoid hazards you need to see them and … Read More

10 Things to Make Driving at Night Easier

Why is driving at night more difficult and stressful than driving during the day? One reason is vision. About 90% of driver’s reactions depends on vision.  Without sunlight it is harder to see road signs, cars, pedestrians, cyclists and animals. Diminished visibility also makes it harder to gauge distances between your car and other objects. Poor vision at night means drivers have to be extra alert which contributes to eye fatigue. This would be another reason why driving at night is more challenging and stressful. Another reason why night driving is daunting is nigh- blindness. Night Blindness is a condition also known as nyctalopia. This condition makes it harder to see in low light or at night. It can be caused by eye conditions like cataracts. Age also adds to the stress and difficulty of night driving. The older we get, … Read More

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