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Here Comes the Sun

With Spring Break just behind us, summer has never sounded so good! Sunny days, BBQs, spending lots of time outdoors, vacations... it's all right around the corner! This summer is going to be an exciting one and with so many things happening, we are here to help you start preparing:

 Top 3 Places to Visit:

      3. A beach near you – take a day to relax

      2. Fiji – Beautiful scenery with pristine beaches

      1. Brazil – The FIFA World Cup starting June 12th

 Top 3 Tips while You're in the Sun:

      3. Protect your skin - wear SPF and cover up

      2. Hydrate - carry a reusable water bottle and stay hydrated

      1. Protect your eyes - block the UV rays with your SOLOs

 Stay tuned... We'll soon be releasing our SOLO Summer Collection and you're going to love the new styles!

 

SOLO Eyewear's Vision to Give

In 2011, SOLO Eyewear pledged to help people across the world with each pair of SOLO sunglasses sold. 1 billion people worldwide do not have access to eye care. Thus, each purchase of SOLO sunglasses funds cataract surgeries and prescription eyeglasses for people in need. Once someone receives a cataract surgery or a pair of glasses, his/her life fills with new opportunities. Children can receive glasses to read with ease and excel in school. Adults can undergo a cataract surgery, have their vision instantly restored and become more productive and better able to provide for their families. The impact is life changing and affects not only the life of the individual receiving eye care but also those around him/her.

The SOLO Eyewear team has dedicated their efforts to helping people in need. With amazing support from you and others like you, our team has successfully funded eye care for 6,540 people across the world which has resulted in an economic impact of $2.4 million dollars. Join the adventure today and learn how you can help through our Vision to Give! 

Well Hello There, 2013!

Because of you, we were able to end 2012 with a bang and start 2013 with an even bigger one. We're stoked to fill you in with a few instances of awesomeness that have occurred over the past few months… 

FUN FEATURES!

We had the privilege of being featured in several magazines, blogs and TV shows over the past few months, including: 
Rue La La, The
Hostel Life, Fashion 5.0., San Diego Magazine, Foam Magazine, San Diego KUSI, Standard Magazine and the TODAY Show!!! We feel so blessed to have the support of local and national publications, bloggers and TV Shows. Thank you!! We have to give our  friends at Roozt.com a special shout out for lining up the TODAY Show feature for us! It was such an honor to be recognized by such a prominent, national TV Show that reaches upwards of four million viewers on a daily basis. We can’t even begin to tell you guys how pumped we are to be spreading the word about our mission to further our vision to give! 

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


ACTS OF KINDNESS SCAVENGER HUNT

We had the opportunity to host our first annual Acts of Kindness Scavenger Hunt on November 10, 2012. We pumped gas and cleaned windshields for strangers, carried groceries, picked up trash on the beach, gave free hugs and high-fives, bought coffee for strangers, gave people in need the shirts off our backs, greeted people with inspirational signs and words of encouragement, and so much more. Thanks to a great turnout of friends, family and supporters alike; it was an incredible success and a lot of fun too! And whenever you get a chance, make sure to check out our video about the benefits of Acts of Kindness!

Finally, thanks to the attention and appreciation our fans have shown, we have been able to make some splashes in the retail world. We are now available in the following retail locations:

Southern California

Graffiti Beach
Razzmatazz
Eyes on Fifth

La Jolla Bamboo Boutique
Specs Optometry

India Yoga
Hunt and Gather

Mission Playground
Bamboo 2u and Tikis Too

SportRx

Arizona

Yoga Shala

New York

Pasteurized Tees

Canada

Wesbrook Eye Care

Thanks again for joining us on this journey! We couldn’t do it without your support! Stay posted.

Growing and Giving!

 

Summer 2012 has been an incredible time for SOLO Eyewear.  We concluded our Kickstarter project, financed production of our latest collection of SOLOs and launched pre-orders on our website.  A few months later, we received the long awaited SOLO collection.  Words can't convey the joy we felt when our collection arrived...we were THRILLED!  After 10 months of product development, fundraising and spreading the word, our hard work had finally come to fruition. With the help of our awesome interns, we filled 1,000 pre-orders for our amazing customers. We can't thank you enough for believing in us! 

The ULTIMATE GIFT of receiving such amazing support is being able to turn around and help thousands of others across the world.  Every day millions of people go about their daily lives with poor vision or completely blind in one or both eyes due to their lack of access to eye care.  80% of the world's blindness is preventable.  This statistic is why we do what we do.  We believe in our power as individuals to make radical, positive change in the world.  We thank you for joining us in this mission.  Because of your support, we have now helped restore vision for over 2,300 people in need across the world. Wow! 2,300 people will now see clearly and be able to lead full, productive lives... all because of YOU.  You decided to support us and we appreciate every ounce of that support. Let's keep making wonderful changes in our world!

Check out our Facebook fanpage to see our fans in their SOLO sunglasses.