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

How do I know if I need reading glasses?

Around age 40 the lenses in our eyes begin to lose their elasticity which is what allows us to focus on small close up things. The scientific name for this ‘condition’ is presbyopia and everyone over 40 will experience it sooner or later. You will notice you can’t read the small print, you are holding things farther away so you can see them better, you are getting frequent headaches, experience eyestrain, or your near vision seems blurry. Presbyopia is different to astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness and it can be easily corrected with reading glasses. Reading glasses are available in different magnifications, strengths or diopters ( 1.00, 1.25, 2.00, 2.25, 2.5, 3.0 etc.) which people tend to wear only for specific tasks or activities. If you constantly switch your vision from near to far, you might want to try half-frame, half-moon … 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

Can sunglasses reverse a bad mood and make you feel better?

Darwin believed our facial expressions could directly affect our mood.  He proposed that facial expressions are not just the visible sign of an emotion, but that they actually contribute to the feeling itself.  New studies support the theory that facial expression can influence mood, but there is still debate over what physiological mechanisms cause this and how important it is in emotional life. Our face reflects our internal emotions, but it also works in reverse. Our facial expressions can affect our emotions.  We can change our emotions by varying our facial expression! Smiling, even if you are faking it, can improve your mood and reduce stress. Psychologists at the University of Cardiff in Wales found that people who couldn’t frown due to cosmetic Botox injections were happier, on average, than people who could frown.  Conversely, if you frown, due to … 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

Can’t Sleep? Blame it on your tablet, cell phone and laptop …namely their Blue Light!

Perhaps you are one of the 40 million people in the US who have a sleep disorder of some sort.  If so, do you read on your tablet, watch TV, check your email on your computer or text before bed? If you do, there is a good chance the two are related.   Studies are showing there has been a huge increase in sleep disorders that correlates to digital-technology-use before bed time. To put it simply, the artificial light emitted by digital devices such as cell phones, tablets and laptops, fool our brain into thinking it is daytime and cause us to stay awake. This sleep-disrupting, artificial light emitted by digital devices is commonly known as “blue” light. Blue light has a very short wavelength that produces a higher amount of energy. A Harvard medical study states that “High Energy Visible … Read More

Don’t be Catfished! Not all fits over sunglasses are the real deal!

Have you heard of the term catfish? …not talking about the ugly-looking fish with whiskers.  A catfish is a pretender -someone who pretends to be someone they’re not.  A catfish on a dating or social media site is someone who creates a false identity, mainly to pursue a romantic ‘relationship’. The term “to be catfished” in the retail world, means to be fooled by claims that are not real. In today’s world what is claimed is not always what you truly get in a product. The world of fits over sunglasses is filled with catfish so we decided to help you sift through the bunch and get to the real deal. Many ‘fits over’ sunglass companies claim to be original fits overs, to have polarized lenses, to have 100% UVA/UVB protection or to have scratch-resistant lenses, but they simply aren’t … Read More

Solar Shield- the best brand of Fits Overs and Clipons thanks to superior technology and quality construction!

Solar Shield’s fits over sunglasses and clipons have more than good looks going for them. They have important technological and construction features that set them apart from the competition. LENSES: Solar Shield products are built with the latest lens technology and quality materials because as the original fits over company, they are serious about protecting your eyes and enhancing your vision. Solar Shield fits over sunglasses and clipons are equipped with quality lenses that you simply don’t see in sunglasses this affordable.  Firstly, the lenses in all Solar Shield products are polarized which means the lenses have a laminated filter that blocks out glare which is all light that is reflected off of pavement, water, sand, glass or shinny and/or flat surfaces.  Secondly, the lenses are scratch-resistant which will allow you to keep your fits overs and clipons for a … Read More