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

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

Your Eyes Speak Volumes – Why Visiting your Eye Doctor could save your Life!

You could imagine a visit to the eye doctor improving your vision but you probably never pictured it could save your life. Well, it can! Your eyes hold amazing cues to your overall health which your eye doctor can easily see and interpret. These cues can be a tell-tale of hypertension, high cholesterol, melanoma or high blood sugar. Your eye doctor could detect a serious health problem such as high cholesterol if he notices yellowish plaques within the retinal blood vessels or he could suspect high blood pressure if your eyes arteries are showing  a silver or copper coloring. If not caught early, blood vessels in the retina and throughout the body may harden, increasing your risk for heart attack or stroke. Leaky blood vessels might be a sign of diabetes. High blood sugar can clog and damage retinal blood … Read More

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

Is Smoking Making you Blind?

Is it possible smokers delay quitting because the damage to their arteries, lungs and heart is not readily visible? Perhaps seeing (or more accurately, not seeing) the detrimental effects of smoking would make more people quit smoking sooner. If you need visible (or rather not visible…as in blinding) proof smoking has appalling effects on your health, you don’t need to go further than your eyes. As with the rest of your body, smoking has an appalling effect on your vision. If you smoke and need a few more reasons still to quit smoking, here are 5 reasons: Smokers have double the chances of getting cataracts, a clouding of the eye’s lens, and have triple the chances of developing macular degeneration, a blind spot in the center of our vision. The more you smoke, the greater your chances of forming cataracts … Read More

Protect Your Eyes from the Sun!

We’ve been hearing it loud and clear – Protect Your Eyes from the Sun! Sunglasses with 100% UV Protection or a UV400 rating, protect your eyes from dangerous UV rays!  UV light damage has been linked to eye cancer, macular degeneration, cataracts, eye-blindness and other eye-health issues. Also, sunglasses help reduce the onset of some fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.  Your eye-health and wrinkle-prevention alone should be enough reasons to compel you to wear sunglasses every time you go outdoors. But if you need more reasons, read on. Wearing sunglasses is not just good for your eye health it is a fun and fabulous fashion and personality statement. Sunglasses, particularly fits overs and clip-ons, have been the unsung fashion heroes until recently.  Sunglasses, including many of the new fit overs and clip ons, add pop to your personality … Read More

Living the RV life! Tips for a successful trip

The U.S. is a diverse and exciting country and one of the best ways to experience it is RVing.  Traveling in a Recreational Vehicle combines all three of Americans’ top love affairs: cars, freedom and excitement. But before you leave on your first or next RV adventure, plan! #1)  Do a complete mechanical checkup of your RV and outfit it with all the necessities: flashlights, camping food, first aid kit, games, tools, kitchen utensils, fuel, insect repellent, books, maps, batteries, matches, bedding, trash bags, toiletries, medications, water, etc. #2) Be prepared with easy and RV-friendly recipes like Chicken in foil pouch. Oven Temp: 400 Ingredients 1 plump chicken breast 1 large potato, chunked 1/2 onion, chopped Salt and pepper, to taste Ranch dressing Directions: Place chicken on aluminum foil, layer next with potatoes, onion, salt and pepper. Drizzle ranch dressing over all. … Read More

Hot Eyeglass Frames! Trends in eyeglasses

Hot Eyeglass Frames are here! Retro-cool, cat-eye, geek-chic, and its-all-in-the-details are the key trends in eyeglasses this season. These trends are deliberately a revival of the Art Deco fashion of the 30’s which saw the emergence of cat-eye shapes, chunky construction, keyhole bridges, simple, clean shapes, a “streamlined” look, geometric ornamentation and use of varied materials, which frequently include man-made substances and natural ones. Another hot trend in eyewear is the Clubmaster or Browline which is a style of eyeglass frames which were very popular during the 1950s and 1960s. The ’Browline’ name stems from the fact that the thicker, darker or more pronounced upper half of the frame resembles eye brows. When it comes to color, anything goes in the world of frames this season, from ethereal clear, milky pastels, metallics, vibrant neons to subdued neutrals. But to be … Read More

Need to up your game? Being the best at a sport has gotten easier!

Are you at your physical peak and not getting any better at your favorite sport?  Have you’ve reached a plateau in your athletic performance? Perhaps it is time to take your gear to the next level. Excelling at sports has gotten easier thanks to equipment upgrades. To reign supreme at your sport you need superior equipment. New materials, technologies and manufacturing techniques are catapulting athletes clothing, gear and ‘toys’ to new heights. Shoes Athletic shoes are more lightweight than ever preventing feet from feeling weighed-down, while still offer the comfort and support needed to perform. The Saucony Triumph ISO is called their “pinnacle neutral trainer” and Runner’s World gave this shoe their Editor’s Choice award for 2015. The brand’s signature PWRGRID+ technology provides an extra cushioned feel, added stability and maximum impact protection.   Bikes Connor from California rates the Specialized Tarmac … Read More