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SOLO Summer Social Went Off!

The SOLO Summer Social was awesome! We want to thank a few people for the success we had. First off to the W hotel, we could not have put on such an amazing event without your help and space. We encourage anyone in San Diego to take the time to go down and hang out on their rooftop lounge. Sun, cold drinks, and cool people; what more could you ask for? Secondly we want to thank Good on Ya drinks for supplying our guests with some delicious natural beverages. Third, Jackson Breit was one hell of a performer and musician, and we certainly owe him one for making everyone laugh, cheer, and sing along to great music throughout the party. Finally- we want to thank every one of you who came out, and especially those of you who bought SOLO's and supported our mission to give. If you didn't make it, no worries, there is always next year! 

SOLO Summer Social

We hope you’re getting excited about the Summer! We sure are at SOLO Headquarters! Over the last few months we have been preparing to release our new line of sunglasses, and we are excited to announce that they are here! Please meet the new frames in the SOLO family.

Any of the new frames in the family can be purchased on our website or in our retail locations. If you prefer to see them in person, you can drop by the “SOLO Summer Social” tomorrow, June 21st to purchase a pair in person! The event is going to run from 5-7 pm at the W Hotel Sky Beach Lounge in downtown San Diego. Entry is free- so stop by, listen to some live music, support our mission to give and come check out our new line!


"Share the Love" For a Chance to Win!

Friends, it’s time you meet the new frames in the family!

Take a second to vote on your favorite new frame below. Share the campaign on Facebook for a chance to win a free pair of SOLO sunglasses!

This summer SOLO has more sunglass options than ever! Our newest collection is available for pre-order and we can assure you that they are hotter than sandy beaches in July.

Check out our sassiest frame, the Shady Lady. Throw these on and teleport to a seaside hammock under a few palm trees. No matter the time of year, every day is a dream vacation when wearing Shady Lady’s.


Next up, scope The Hoff. Whether you’re saving lives like Mitch or fighting crime like the Knight Rider, there’s no problem too hard to handle when rocking The Hoff.


Meet Green Flash! According to our friends at Wikipedia - D.K.J. O'Connell produced the first color photographs of a green flash at sunset in 1960. Watch out Mr. O'Connell, SOLO is about to set the world record for photos of the Green Flash at sunset.


Last but not least, Han SOLO. You better act fast! Vader and the ’troopers just got word... They're leaving the Dark Side just to get their hands on some Han SOLO’s.


We’re super excited about the new frames in the SOLO fam! Let us know what you think by commenting below… we’d love to hear from you! Remember, the best part about our shades is not the quality and style, it’s the fact that each pair purchased funds eye care for people in need. Join our #MissiontoGive.

National Bike Month Coming to a Close!


Have you noticed more people riding their bikes lately?


That’s because May is National Bike Month. With June just around the corner, there are only a few days left to get in on it.


Here are a few ideas to get you stoked.


  1. Grab a few friends, pack some food and drinks in a backpack and go for an adventure on your bike.
  2. Ride your bike to work or school like this fellow from London.
  3. Ride down a mountain.
  4. Embrace your inner hipster and learn how to do a “track stand” on a fixie.
  5. Finally, if you’re going to go for number three just don’t be this guy.


Have fun knowing you’re emitting zero emissions and staying healthy!


SOLO wants you to get outside and ride your bike!

Hand-woven Treasures from Guatemala

At SOLO, we believe in making an impact in our world. In addition to restoring vision, we strive to support other socially conscious efforts. We are excited to announce that we are partnering with a group of Guatemalan women to provide you with beautiful, handcrafted sunglass bags and cords. On Friday, November 29th, we are giving away these beautiful hand-woven bags and cords to our first 25 customers who purchase a pair of SOLOs.  

The group of Guatemalan artisans with whom we are working consist of several industrious women. These women have honed their weaving skills to produce beautiful products and support their families. We are thrilled to partner with them to support their efforts by paying fair wages and exposing their products to international markets. 


Meet Maria, pictured above. Maria specializes in crafting the multi-colored sunglass cords. Maria lives and creates her magnificent handicrafts in San Antonio Palopo, Guatemala with the group of women weavers. 

Juana, pictured above, and her family craft the sunglass bags with recycled fabrics. "Rural Guatemalan women never used to earn much from their craft, but now they're selling internationally and seeing their lives transform."  - Counterpart International

Be the first to receive these gifts this Friday by shopping the SOLO Eyewear collection HERE. The first 25 customers will also receive free shipping and gift wrapping. Support these Guatemalan Artisans and our Vision to Give today!


Happy World Kindness Day

It is that time of year again. We are not talking about Thanksgiving or the beginning of the Holiday season, but World Kindness Day. At SOLO Eyewear, we believe in inspiring individuals to accomplish amazing things. In honor of this great day, we want to share with you, a video that embodies who we are at SOLO. For each pair of SOLOs purchased, we fund eye care for people in need. It is a mission that means the world to us and we thank you for joining us on this journey. 

This is what we stand for at SOLO. The name SOLO was chosen in hopes of reminding people that one idea, one person, or one action is capable of amazing things. We encourage you to perform an act of kindness and share your experience with us. Do something for someone without any thought of receiving something in return. The smallest kind act can reap rewards beyond your wildest imagination. Be generous and don't forget to share your act of kindness in the comment section below! We would love to hear from you.

Non-Profit Partner: Aravind Eye Care System

Here at SOLO Eyewear, we are dedicated to helping those in need of eye care though the purchases of our sunglasses. One way we are able to achieve this goal is by partnering with Aravind Eye Care System. Aravind Eye Care System is a non-profit institution established to solve the issue of avoidable blindness. Founded in 1976 by Dr. Venkataswamy, it has now become an internationally renowned institution. Aravind Eye Care System's mission is to eliminate needless blindness with education, research, and high quality eye care at vision centers. Through strategic leadership and a passion for sight, this system now serves as a model for the rest of the world. We support what this organization stands for because they have an infinite vision for providing eye care. Show your support for non-profit organizations, such as Aravind Eye Care System, by joining the Vision to Give movement! Click the image below for more information on this organization.