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

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

3 Awesome Things to Try in 2016 – That are really good for you!

  Boba Tea There’s a big drink craze going on – Boba Tea! And you should definitely try it. Boba Tea has been very popular in the Asian communities for many years and it has finally made its way west. It is made with milk, flavored tea and tapioca pearls.  Boba Tea is a feast for the senses. For your eyes, there’s a nice mixture of colors and shapes: milky pastel colored liquid with black tapioca pearls at the bottom of the glass.  For your taste buds: The yummy sweetness of tea and creamy milk with fun and surprising gummy tapioca pearls. And for your sense of smell: a sweet almost floral aroma.  Heavenly! TSA Pre-Check With a TSA Pre Check status you get a few perks as a traveler. You get to go through a shorter security line and … 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

The New Haven® Breckenridge is making Oakley®, Costa® and Julbo® wish they sold fits overs or sunglasses for eyeglass wearers!

Haven®, Premium fits over sunglasses, is proud to introduce the brand new Breckenridge! At the forefront of innovation, Haven premium fits over sunglasses and clipons continue to amaze eyeglass wearers with original concepts and styles. In the last few years, Haven has introduced camouflage styles, the Signature line of embellished fashion fits overs and this year, they are proud to launch the Breckenridge fits over style of sunglasses, also known as sunglasses for eyeglass wearers. Inspired by the mecca of outdoor enthusiasts – Breckenridge, Colorado – the Haven® Breckenridge fits over sunglasses do its namesake proud! They are sporty, modern and the perfect sunglasses for any outdoor activity! The Haven® Breckenridge has reinvented the concept of fitsover sunglasses; also known as fitovers or over-the-glass sunglasses. They feature a sporty, comfortable, youthful and trend-forward design complemented by quality materials, the latest technology and fine … 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

Solar Shield Fits Overs – Fashion and Style Innovators

For over 20 years, eyeglass wearers were hard pressed to find over-the-glass sunglasses that were not black or tortoise and had side windows. Those were the only fit over choices for many years, until Solar Shield revolutionized the category.  For decades, customers equated fit overs with bulky black sunglasses you could wear over your prescription glasses, until Solar Shield, the original fits over company and the leader in the industry, decided to change things up. Solar Shield introduced 3 different collections that were big departures from the side-window design  -The Panorama, Fashion and Semi-rimless. The panorama features a streamlined design with lenses that wrap around the face. The Fashion fits overs are feminine and lack side windows, offering wearers a more traditional sunglass look. The semi rimless collection of Solar Shield fits overs was a new addition in 2013 boasting … Read More

An Affordable Alternative to Prescription Sunglasses

Did you know that between 80-90% of adults who purchase eyeglasses don’t purchase sun-protection? Do we want to improve our vision but not protect it? Doubtful.  The reality is that prescription eyeglasses are not cheap. They can set us back between $100-400 easily.  Most people would not consider adding the high cost of prescription sunglasses on to their eyeglass purchase. And who wants to spend $200-300 on prescription sunglasses only to have your eye doctor tell you that your prescription has changed 8 months later? Our prescriptions change subtly over time and adults over 40 should expect to see changes in their prescription every year. Luckily there is an alternative to prescription sunglasses – fits overs! Sunglasses that fit over eyeglasses, commonly known as ‘fits overs’ or ‘fitovers’ have been around for decades and for good reason. They are an … Read More

Cataracts, Sensitivity to Light and Solar Shield ‘Fits Over’ Sunglasses

A cataract is a blurring of the lens in the eye making vision cloudy. Most cataracts are age-related. By age 80, more than 50% of all Americans will have a cataract. The lens is a clear part of the eye that allows light (images) through to the retina. The retina is the tissue in the back of the eye. In a healthy eye, light passes through the lens to the retina, reaches the retina, is changed into nerve signals and these are sent to the brain. The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image you see will be blurry. The eye lens is made of primarily of water and protein. The protein is arranged in a specific way that keeps the lens clear and lets … Read More