About SOLO Eyewear – SOLO Eyewear

About SOLO Eyewear

Our Story

At SOLO Eyewear, we create environmentally responsible sunglasses that fund eye care, encourage adventure and inspire individuals to change the world. #LiveandGive

The concept for SOLO Eyewear was developed as a class project at San Diego State University. While completing an International Entrepreneurship course, Jenny Amaraneni read Paul Polak’s Out of Poverty where she discovered the great need for eye care around the world. She decided to research the issue further.  Jenny, who has poor vision, encountered two startling statistics: approximately 1 billion people do not have access to eye care and nearly 80% of the world’s blindness is preventable.  (World Health Organization)

These statistics were a call to action… the idea for SOLO Eyewear was born. Jenny partnered with her colleague and fellow student, Dana Holliday, to launch the company. To date, SOLO has restored vision for 11,000+ people in need across 32 countries and it's only the beginning. With the support of a stellar team, Jenny and Dana are leading the vision restoring efforts at SOLO. 

You may wonder, why the name, SOLO?

We believe that One person. One idea. One action can change the world. 

The SOLO Eyewear Team

Jenny Amaraneni, Managing Director 

Dana Holliday, Creative Director

Kevin Dare, Customer Support