Tips and Tricks
Wear sunglasses that block UV rays. This well known sentence should also be applied to your pets.
Research has shown that long hours in the sun without adequate eye protection increase the chances of developing eye disease. UV-absorbant sunglasses and sungoggles can help protect your eyes and the eyes of your pet from sun damage.
For dogs with the increasingly common eye disease, Pannus, Doggles are proving themselves very useful. It is well known that dogs with Pannus should stay out of direct sun and get protection from UV light. Doggles are a great alternative for those dogs that can't stay inside during the day.
Doggles also provide protection from wind and debris. Whether your dog rides in a sidecar, on a motorcycle, or in the back of a pickup, he/she needs eye protection.
Most dogs will readily accept Doggles after a short adjustment period. Training your dog to wear the goggles can be accomplished in a small amount of time if you follow these easy steps:
Doggles come in many styles and sizes to fit any breed of dog from 5 pounds up to 200 pounds. Many different colors of frames and lenses are available.
- Don't put the goggles on your dog while indoors. Imagine yourself wearing dark tinted glasses inside. You cannot see and neither can your dog.
- When you first put the goggles on your dog, don't let him paw at the glasses or roll to get them off. Reassure him that it's okay. Take him immediately to bright sunlight and let him realize that he can see with them on. Walk around, get his mind off the goggles.
- Try to go through this routine as often as possible. The number of training sessions required depends on your dog.
Doggles ensure a perfect fit by using two adjustable head straps - one behind the head and one under the chin. The chin strap simply wraps under your dog's chin and snaps into place. They are very simple to use.
We care about your dog's comfort. The straps are made of comfortable, plush elastic. The inside of the frames are lined with foam padding. The frames are completely flexible and will bend to wrap around your dog's face, regardless of the shape of the face.
All Doggles® have polycarbonate (shatterproof), anti-fog lenses which block 100% of UV light and keep out wind and debris. The wrap around frames completely enclose the eyes with no gaps for stray light or foreign objects. Two adjustable elastic straps keep Doggles® on securely during any activity.
The Many Uses of Doggles
Doggles are often used to protect the eyes of dogs who ride in cars and trucks and are in danger of having their eyes damaged by flying debris. They are also used for certain breeds of dogs, like German Shepherds, who have a dry eye condition called Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca or a condition called Chronic Superficial Keratitis, or Pannus, where the eye becomes covered with a brown covering. With KCS and Pannus, the environment can be a contributing factor. Pannus is caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, and a reduction in the exposure to UV rays is recommended for the long-term care and treatment of the condition. Doggles are also used to protect military dogs in the Middle East from blowing sand, shielding the eyes of search and rescue dogs like the ones who worked at Ground Zero after 9/11, and to protect police dogs from environmental hazards. Many dogs wear Doggles while riding in cars, trucks or on motorcycles, whereas others wear them for fashion and fun.