Which are the Best Clipon sunglasses?

Solar Shield clipon sunglasses are a great value any way you look at it. For about $15 you can basically convert your eyeglasses into prescription sunglasses! Think about it, what can you buy for $15? A mug? An oven mitt? A key chain?  Many folks are willing to dish out $200-400 on a pair of prescription sunglasses that they could leave behind at a restaurant, scratch or discard the following year when their prescription changes. Crazy! Solar Shield clipons are available in a myriad of shapes and sizes to fit just about any eyeglasses or reading glasses. Even the new Wayfarers and cat eye shapes! Solar Shield Clipon sunglasses are my favorite form of sun protection because: At around $14-16 you get superior & customized sun protection Polarized lenses means annoying and blinding glare are eliminated –gone. 100% UVA/UVB protection (UV400) … 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

Are ClipOns and Fits Overs getting Bigger? / Over-the-glass sunglasses growing in size

Good question! Yes. One reason is our heads are getting bigger! Recent forensic research suggests that the heads of Americans are growing. National Geographic recently reported the discovery that skulls of white Americans have significantly increased in size since 1825. Biological Anthropologist Richard Jantz, from the University of Tennessee, measured hundreds of skulls of Caucasian Americans born between 1825 and 1985. His findings suggest that the typical American head has grown by about a third of an inch (8 mm) over the last 160 years. This translates to about a tennis ball’s worth of new brain space. Why are our heads getting bigger? “The varieties of changes that have swept American life make determining an exact cause an endlessly complicated proposition,” said Lee Jantz. “It likely results from modified growth patterns because of better nutrition, lower infant and maternal mortality, … Read More

How does Solar Shield ensure a proper fit over countless of eyeglass shapes and sizes?

May is a very busy time of year at Solar Shield and not just because the sun is shining but also because it is the time our product team puts together recommendations for fits over and clipon styles, colors and shapes for the upcoming year. May marks the culmination of months of researching and analyzing current eyeglass and sunglass market trends, industry growth drivers, market restraints and trend projections. It also includes the result of analysis of technological advancements and thorough frame fits. Since Solar Shield sunglasses are designed to fit OVER eyeglasses, it is crucial for our product development team to understand eyeglass and sunglass fashions, past, present and future. Our product development team researches what people wear on the street, while on vacation and while performing all sorts of outdoor activities – from weeding the yard to hiking … Read More