A dog-loving couple from Wyoming have invented doggy protective sunglasses. Their intention when coming up with the product was to shield dogs’ eyes from intense sunlight.
Aiden Doane, 31, and Jesse Emilo, 33, are keen hikers. When their two dogs developed eye ailments after joining in on the treks through the mountains of Jackson, Wyoming, the couple came up with Rex Specs.
Priced at $79.95 a pair, the glasses are made with polycarbonate lenses and a soft foam frame that snugly fits on the muzzle so that dogs can freely open their mouths.
“The options for eye protection at the time didn’t stay in place, or offer a large field of view,” Doane said. “This was discouraging when we took the dogs into the mountains for the adventures they love – so we started making our own goggles for them out of materials we had around the house.”
From those humble beginnings, the duo are now manufacturing the glasses and selling to stockists across America.
The product effectively protects the eyes from sunlight, dust, and strong wind. It has round lenses for a full range of view and straps that hold the glasses firmly, yet comfortably, in place.