Protective Eyewear for Dogs
We've all seen tons of photos floating around the Internet of dogs wearing human sunglasses. Although cute for a picture, glasses for people aren't suitable for more than a photo op since they usually fall off within minutes.
Function doesn't mean your dog has to forfeit fashion, though! Our K-9 Optix collection from Doggles offer the latest trends in pet shades while offering 100% UV protection with shatterproof lenses. Some styles have rhinestone details with sturdy-yet-streamlined frames. With the modern styling, you might be tempted to wear these shades yourself!
Consider the Breed
Breeds that have a wider bridge or broad muzzle such as Put Bulls, Golden Retrievers and Great Danes may find that the K-9 Optix sunglasses are a perfect fit. Dogs with wide-set eyes may also prefer the Optix styles such as Corgis, Bernese Mountain Dogs and many Terrier breeds.
Dogs with prominent eyes that are prone to injury such as Pugs, Pekingese, Shih Tzus and Boston Terriers can especially benefit from deep cup lenses and coverage of the ILS series. These full-coverage frames are important for protecting the shallow eye sockets and protruding eyes of these popular brachycephalic breeds that also including Boxers, French Bulldogs, English Toy Spaniels and Bulldogs.
There are a few things to consider when shopping for eyewear. You understand your dog's needs more than anyone. Would your pet prefer a more open style with more air circulation? Or does your pet like to feel cocooned in comfort with more coverage?
Remember that one size does not fit all dogs! Measure more than once, and then refer to this chart from Doggles:
Size Weight of Dog, Head Strap and Chin Strap, Breed Example
Small 9 - 25 lbs 12 - 20 inches 4 - 8 inches
4 - 12 kgs 30 - 50 cm 10 - 20 cm
Breed example: Beagle, Westie, Jack Russell
Medium 20 - 60 lbs 15 - 25 inches 5 - 11 inches
9 - 27 kgs 38 - 63 cm 13 - 28 cm
Breed example: Aussie, Border Collie
Large 50 - 100 lbs 18 - 30 inches 6 - 15 inches
22 - 45 kgs 46 - 76 cm 15 - 38 cm
Breed example: German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever
Size Lens* Nose* Height* Depth*
SM 4.75in/12.1cm .25in/.6cm 1.33in/3.4cm .75in/1.9cm
MD 5.25in/13.3cm .5in/1.3cm 1.5in/3.8cm 1in/2.5cm
LG 6in/15.2cm .5in/1.3cm 1.75in/4.4cm 1in/2.5cm
*Lens is the measurement from one corner of the frame to the other (corner of eye to corner of eye).
Nose is the length of nose bridge. Height is the height of the lens. Depth is the depth of the lens cup.
~NOTE the Originalz DO NOT have removable lens and are NOT recommended for dogs whose eyes protrude. The ILS style is better suited for these breeds.