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Our Story

The Shades

Why Blinders you ask? Well, we created Blinders because we wanted high quality shades that fit an adventurous lifestyle and that were affordable enough that you wouldn't have to worry about them.

We love cool shades, but we were tired of paying brand-name prices for sunglasses that ended up lost or broken, and when you're outside a lot, that's going to happen. We'd end up with shades that fell out of our back packs or that got smooshed from tossing them haphazardly into the car. We wanted a price point were it was OK if they fell of a cliff (well, not OK, but at least it wouldn't make your wallet cry). We wanted them to be affordable, but we didn't want them to be cheap. Blinders are for adventures, so they had to actually work on adventures, which meant they had to have a good fit, no slipping off your nose during a hike, and the lenses needed to be polarized.

It took a long time to land on something that fit our exacting criteria, but when we did Blinders was born! We can confidently say that we offer a pair of cool, durable shades that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. 


The glasses in our original collection weigh in at only 1oz.  Along with the spring hinges and ergonomic fit, the most common thing we hear is how well they stay on your face even while running.  They all have durable TAC UV400 polarized lenses to protect your eyes on nearly any adventure in the sun.  

We take pride in the quality of our products.  Each pair is inspected by hand prior to leaving Blinders HQ and is packed to be able to withstand almost anything in shipping.  We include a 30 day satisfaction guarantee to ensure that our customers are completely satisfied with their purchase.  We also know that accidents happen which is why we offer a crash replacement at a reduced cost to all of our customers. Please feel free to contact us with any questions at

About Us

Blinders is based out of Massachusetts, so expect to see plenty of changing seasons if you hit us up on social media. We love all things outdoors, and we love showing the world the epic spots around where we live.

Hit us up on social media to see what we're up to lately:

Instagram: @blindersoptics

Facebook: Blinders Optics

Twitter: @blindersoptics


With Blinders you don't have to worry about where your adventure takes you.

We've got you covered. :)

-The Blinders Team


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