Best Holiday gift idea for 30-somethings under $30

We have a great Christmas Gift idea that is creative, practical and fashionable, and under $30!! Does anyone on your gift list wear glasses and is under 30 years old? Then you have got to check out Solar Shield’s Iconic Collection of Sunglasses on www.solarshiled.com. These are no ordinary sunglasses! They might look cool and hip like Clubmasters, Aviators, Wayfarers and the Jackie O Round, but they are way more than that. They are sunglasses designed to fit over eyeglasses. Yes! Sunglasses you purposely wear over eyeglasses. You might have heard of ‘fitovers’ and thought ‘older person’, right? Well, the Iconic Collection sunglasses from Solar Shield are far from that. They are new, hip, cool, trendy and under $30. These are sunglasses your son, daughter, niece, and cool friend would wear and no one would even know they are wearing them … Read More

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

Summer can be Dangerous for Adults over 60!

Most of us look forward to summer but hot weather can be dangerous, particularly to adults over 60. A University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65. There are several reasons why boomers and seniors are more vulnerable to heat stroke and heat exhaustion and even heat-related deaths. As we age, we lose the ability to notice changes in our body temperature. Health conditions that may come with age can also make it more difficult for older adults to adapt to heat. Some medications can contribute to dehydration. Keeping cool in summer is essential. Follow these tips: Drink plenty of water even if you are not thirsty. Avoid coffee and alcoholic beverages contribute to dehydration. Wear Appropriate Clothes like light-colored, lightweight, loose-fitting clothes and a wide-brimmed hat. Stay … Read More

Top 5 Health Concerns Among Seniors

To be human is to worry and as we age, our list of distresses seems to get longer particularly when it relates to our health. The good news is we alleviate this anxiety by visiting a doctor regularly to help diagnose, take pro-active steps to prevent, manage and overcome the things than concern us the most. These are among the top 5 mind-burdening health topics among seniors: Arthritis – There are many types of arthritis but older adults most often have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout. Symptoms may include: joint pain, joint swelling, joint stiffness, tenderness or pain when touching a joint, problems using or moving a joint normally and warmth and redness in a joint. Medication, exercise, stretching, hot or cold pads and glucosamine and chondroitin are among several things that may help alleviate the symptoms. Heart Disease describes … Read More

Can Computer Games Improve Mental Abilities in Seniors?

Computers in Human Behavior found that 60% of the adults in their study played electronic or digital games had a high sense of well-being and social functioning compared to non-gamer seniors who were more likely to experience depression. The National Senior Wii Bowling League is hugely popular. In 2015 it had over 1,500 bowlers from 310 teams, representing a total of 100 communities across 26 states. Groups are organized into four-person teams that are divided into divisions. The groups play a 7 week schedule followed by a 3-4 week conference playoff. The league is represented by many 55+ communities and senior living groups. Video games like Wii Bowling are helping adults over 60 find recreational activities that are consistent with their state in life, health and mobility. Not to mention, that they allow seniors an enriching social life. UC San … Read More

International Volunteer Vacations for Seniors

International Volunteer Vacations for seniors are not a new concept. The idea of combining travel with volunteerism has been around for decades but only in the last ten years has the movement taken off on a large scale. There are many smart, vital and active seniors wanting to see the world and do something beneficial for others, especially for those in developing countries. Volunteering can be incredibly beneficial to those helping and those receiving the help. Volunteering can improve self-esteem, confidence, expose the person to new cultures and foster new relationships, to name a few.  Many seniors enjoy international volunteer vacations because they are able to participate in a cause that already interests them, practice a second language, put in place valuable skills and knowledge (i.e. engineering, farming, health care) and truly emerge in a particular culture for a lot … Read More

Thinking About a Cruise Vacation? The Best Cruise Companies / Cruise Essentials

   Some of the best and most affordable cruise lines include Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Norwegian, Princess and Holland America Cruise Lines.  These companies have fabulous crews, tremendous ships that can accommodate thousands of guests and most importantly:  low rates. Prices start as low as $150 per guest and include room, meals and onboard activities which can consist of swimming, exercising at the gym, enjoying  fully stocked libraries, catching the latest releases or classics at movie theaters, bowling, dancing in the ship’s own night club, shopping at a variety of retailers and experiencing Broadway-style performances. For additional fees, you can take advantage of the many off-ship excursions or on-board classes like gourmet cooking, dance and photography, or you can enjoy the casino, a manicure or a Swedish massage.    Before you pick a cruise line, ask yourself whether your ideal cruise … 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

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