Solar Shield Fit Overs Sunglasses Review
The Gimmie Girls took Solar Shield Fits Over sunglasses for a spin. We were each sent a pair to review and tell you about. These nifty shades are designed to fit over your prescription sunglasses, which is a huge deal to those who wear glasses. You can download the sizing chart on their website. And, they’re sold in stores such as Walmart, Walgreens, Alco and amazon.com
UV (Ultra Violet) rays are invisible rays from the sun. Eyes are very sensitive to UVA/UVB light. Exposure to UV light can result in photokeratitis (eye sunburn), conjunctivitis, cataracts, macular degeneration and eye cancer. Look for sunglass lenses that have 100% UVA/UVB Protection. UVA & UVB are the most dangerous to the eyes, since UVC light is blocked by the ozone layer.
Solar Shield Fits Over sunglasses aren’t just some cheapie sunshades. When you get a pair, you will NOT want to lose them. They’re built really well, and you can feel the quality just by picking them up. They’re lightweight when you wear them, and they live up to their name “solar shield” because they seriously shield your eyes from the sun!
FINALLY sunglasses you can wear WITH your prescription glasses. Now, you don’t have to choose between being able to see, and having a headache from the bright sun! That’s why we recommend Solar Shields and have included them in our Holiday Gift Guide!
Although most sunglasses feature lenses that block 100% UVA/UVB, the sunglass frame itself is as important as the lenses. If you are wearing a pair of sunglasses that feature UV blocking lenses, but the frame doesn’t protect your eyes from unfiltered peripheral light, then your eyes are still being exposed to harmful UV rays.
Here’s what we thought:
Trish: I’ve been wearing prescription lenses for about 12 years now. I’ve never tried out contacts and have honestly been afraid to even attempt to use contacts! I’ve always hated having to wear my glasses, but if I don’t I pretty much cannot see a single thing in the distance. Summertime and sunny days are always the worst for me; because, of course, you want to pull out the nice sunglasses to shield your eyes from the burning sun rays. At this point, I usually put my glasses away and opt for only my sunglasses, which in turn leaves me unable to properly focus and see the world around me in a clear view. I also have a restricted license which forces me to wear my glasses no matter what when I’m driving. Which in turn on those bright sunny days, I am left blinded by the sun or using the sun visor in the car. Solar Shield Sunglasses are FANTASTIC for those who wear glasses! These fit comfortably right over my glasses and Solar Shields Fits Overs sunglasses do an amazing job for blocking out the sun’s bright rays! They are also very stylish and I’m a sucker for large sunglasses so being able to continue to wear my larger sun-glass style AND my glasses at the same time is wonderful! These are very comfortable to wear over my glasses, I haven’t had any discomfort and these didn’t make my glasses feel super tight on my face. The protection of these sunglasses are fantastic! I was able to finally see the world around me in my clear vision without having to choose whether I would wear my glasses or sunglasses. I’m finally able to drive comfortably in the sunny weather and have my eyes protected from the sun! These are also great if you don’t have prescription glasses. I tried them on without my glasses and they still fit my face great, they are still very comfortable and they still do their job by protecting your eyes from the sun! I would highly recommend the Solar Shield Sunglasses to anyone who has prescription glasses and have been unsuccessful at finding the right sunglasses that fit your lifestyle. These are great!
- Block 100% of harmful UVA/UVB rays
- 100% polarization to eliminate glare
- Scratch resistant, made of sturdy nylon and lenses have Tough Coat
- Water Repellent
- Smudge Resistant
- Haven’s Optify™ technology boasts polarized, 100% UVA/UVB blocking, scratch-resistant, optical-grade lenses. Its premium olephobic lens coating repels oil, grime and water for maximum visibility and durability.
- Comfortable, no pinching or squeezing
- Allow you to wear both prescription glasses and sunglasses
- Use with or without glasses underneath
- EPF (Eye Protection Factor) Certified Rating of 95%+ (measures how effective the sunglasses were at blocking dangerous light from reaching the eye)
- Frame offers advanced protection from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun, by shielding your eyes from the top, bottom, and sides of the frames, not just the lenses themselves
- Big – if you don’t like the current style of large glasses, you might feel slightly “bug eyed”. If you aren’t sure about sizing, check out the sunglass display at your local store and try them on first.
Neletha: I chose to try out the Flash Magenta Fits Over Sunglasses by Solar Shield. Before putting in my request for these, I had recently lost a pair of sunglasses I owned. They were a decent pair, but were not on the level of quality that these sunglasses are! I love the use I have been getting out of this stylish pair. The name implies that the sunglasses consist of the color magenta, but I don’t think the “pink” resembles that at all. The color is close to burgundy, in addition to the black. Yet that is such a minor issue for me. These sunglasses were designed to be worn over prescription lenses, but it’s not necessary that one wears them that way. I don’t wear prescription glasses, and the sunglasses fit me just fine in the size medium. The frame of the lenses allows for advanced protection from harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun by shielding them from the top, bottom, and sides of the frames, not just the lenses themselves. Also, they secure prescription glasses in place nicely. Not only are they comfortable to wear, but sturdy and durable, too. The material is nylon frame according to the Solar Shield website. I usually have them under a bunch of other things in the bag I carry to school. Yet they are never weirdly bent or have any scratches on them. Overall, I am pleased with my selection and believe I will be wearing them for a long time. I don’t want to lose these!! Haha! Thanks much, Solar Shield!
Laurie: I was asked to try out Solar Shield Sunglasses (designed to fit over prescription glasses, but can also be worn alone). I chose the model “Yukon” and size XL based on their downloadable sizing chart on their website. They have Polarized Lenses to reduce/eliminate glare, side windows and nylon frames. Their website says that they provide 100% protection from dangerous UVA/UVB rays. I was glad they provided a sizing guide because I really had no idea what I needed. I very carefully measured my prescription glasses, and I chose size XL based on the dimensions given, and that narrowed down the choices quite a bit (only a few frames are offered in size XL). I haven’t had the chance to try on a smaller pair, but the XL seems really huge on me. I feel kind of like I’m bug-eyed, but I guess that big sunglasses are “in”, so maybe I’m cooler than I think. The Solar Shield sunglasses have a soft draw-string bag to store them in, which hopefully will help cut down on scratches. Their website says they are “scratch-resistant”… I don’t notice any scratches on mine so far, so that’s good. I was very curious about the side windows. I have had many eye issues, surgeries, etc. so I’m very sensitive to bright light, and also have somewhat limited peripheral vision. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but I can’t see out of the side windows (my eyes don’t reach that far)… think they are maybe just for letting in additional light. I like that the Solar Shields are shaped to provide full wrap-around and top to bottom sun protection. They offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and also a 1-year limited warranty. So, if you wear prescription glasses (or even if you don’t), I’d recommend giving Solar Shield Sunglasses a try.
Wendy: I’ve worn prescription eyeglasses since I was in 3rd grade. As soon as I could, I got contacts and I *rarely* ever wear my glasses in public. Part of the reason is that I *always* wear sunglasses – you’ll almost always see me with a pair up on my head holding my hair back if they’re not on my eyes at the time. I just don’t like the feeling of wearing my prescription glasses, and I don’t like how they make me look so I don’t want to be seen in them. So, when offered a review of Solar Shield sunglasses, I wasn’t sure I’d like them. Like the other gals have mentioned, they’re really high quality and sturdy. They block out the sun and you can still see clearly. I love sunglasses, and I must say I really like these. They are big, but I don’t think they’re too big. The side panels allow you to get more light in, so everything isn’t dark. And the tinting of the lenses allows for a more realistic coloring of the world. In other words, everything doesn’t look pink or yellow like some sunglasses do.
Pat: I chose the Buckeye Solar Shield sunglasses to review. I have difficulty finding any sunglasses that work for me and finally got a pair of clip-ons at a flea market. Well, they stayed on and helped but were not the answer. I was glad I got the chance to try the Fits Over sunglasses from Solar Shield. I can wear them and feel secure knowing I have my regular prescription glasses and protection from glare and bright sun. Even better they are attractive and comfortable to wear. I wasn’t sure on size and possibly could have taken smaller, but these are looking good and I am happy they really shade and protect my eyes with the solar shield. The smaller side-lights help for the side vision, a definite plus. I’d recommend Solar Shield sunglasses to anyone wanting a classy look with protection and easy of use over regular glasses. I’m sure I got some “approving glances” when wearing my new cool “sunnies.”
Dennis: Ever since I turned 40, I’ve needed prescription glasses. It took a long time for me to finally admit that and go to the eye doctor. Funny, because now I can’t see without them. The problem is clip-on sunglasses don’t work very well. They usually aren’t very dark and don’t have any side protection from glare or sun. I think I had a pair in my junk drawer that rattled around until they were unusable. I just don’t like clip-ons. So, when offered the chance to try these I thought, “nah. I won’t like them.” Well, I tried them anyway and turns out I really do like them. They’re light-weight and feel great on my face. It’s so nice to be able to see, and wear shades! My regular prescription glasses have lenses that get dark in the sun and can’t live without them. But, this is an added bonus, and actually works better than Photochromic Lenses — Transitions, and Other Light-Adaptive Lenses. So, I highly recommend them to everyone!