||Dog Sunglasses and Goggles
|Although it might seem silly at first, sunglasses
and goggles for dogs (and cats) are not frivolous
items. If your pet likes to ride in your
vehicle with his head out the window, is
sensitive to bright light, joins you hunting
or boating, or has an eye disorder, sunglasses
and goggles can protect his eyes and help
lessen the damage done by the sun and environment.
With their increasing popularity, sunglasses
and goggles for pets now come in a variety
of styles and colors.
When selecting glasses for your
- A secure fit - straps around the head and
under the chin provide a snug fit. For added
safety, look for breakaway features on the
straps that allow the glasses to fall off
if they get caught on an object.
- An adequate sized bridge so the lens fit
properly over the eyes.
- Shatterproof lens to protect the eyes if
the glasses get broken.
- UV ray protection to protect against sun
- Wrap around frames that enclose the eyes
prevent wind and debris from injuring the
eye, especially important in hunting, boating,
and riding with the head out the window.
These also prevent light from entering from
the side for dogs sensitive to light or who
have eye disorders. There is also some research
that shows these help control epilepsy in
If you are interested in fashion
some dog glasses come with interchangeable
colored lens and with matching glasses for
owners. Also, just as you need to keep your
glasses clean, it is important to keep your
petís glasses clean. Cleaning solutions and
cloths can be purchased separately if they
do not come with the glasses.