Behind The Shades

RiseAD Art Cleaning Cloths

Be mindful when cleaning eyewear lenses and do not share used cleaning cloths with anyone (And this was the case even pre-COVID).

Washing hands before cleaning lenses and make sure your cleaning cloths are clean and washed when needed. If you own our microfiber cleaning cloths, they can be washed on delicate cycle and better if placed in delicates netted bag, if possible.

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RiseAD NYC Grand Central Sunglasses

A pair of sunglasses can change your whole look. They should make a statement. Be bold. Be daring.

Most of the time we’re either in the sun or in the snow & ice with damaging glares from the sun. So shouldn't you own a pair of sunglasses that creates conversations, looks good, won't look like everyone else?

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Driving in sunlight

A recent VisionWatch survey by the Vision Council revealed American adults experience symptoms – like irritation in the eye (15.5%), trouble seeing (13.5%), wrinkles around the eye (8.3%), red or swollen eyes (5.9 percent), sunburn on the eyelids (3.7%), sunburn of the eye (2.5%) and cancer on or around the eye (0.6%) – from prolonged UV exposure. 

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4 Reasons the RAD Aviator is a Must-Have for Your Collection

Have you had a hard time finding the right pair of sunglasses that fit your face and are also flattering? Do you want a pair of frames that are unique, but don’t fall too far outside of your comfort zone with crazy shapes that are so novel that you can only wear them at specific times. Do you want frames that tell a story and fit your unique, personal style?

Our customers love this frame, which is our take on an aviator, with metal accents and limitless design possibilities.

There are many reasons you need the RiseAD custom Aviator in your life, but let’s start with the Top 4:

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There are many reasons to wear sunglasses, but the number one thing that concerns wearers most is UV eye exposure. 

Here are 3 types of sunglasses lenses that protect eyes from UV exposure.

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RiseAD Optical Eyeglasses - Hoover
We certainly hope so!  We have all heard public health experts and government officials warning us of how important it is to wear our face masks and practice social distancing, but have we also heard of another important barrier to Covid-19?  Wearing glasses!  Research studies have answered a crucial question - Can wearing glasses be an additional benefit in protecting us from the coronavirus? The short answer is Yes.

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Health & WellnessPhoto by Isra E


While women’s health can be impacted by numerous adverse conditions such as uterine fibroids, breast and ovarian cancer, menopause, and other “female conditions, it's actually heart disease that kills more women than all of the cancers put together!

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, killing 299,578 women in 2017—or about 1 in every 5 female deaths. It is the supreme culprit that’s cutting down our lifespan. 

We are supposed to outlive the men…aren’t we?  So why are so many of us dying from heart disease? 

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Thelonious Monk Underground

I sat down for a conversation with visual artist and world- renowned Jazz Trombonist Dick Griffin to discuss the inspiration behind his Underground Monk painting during the birth month of legendary American jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Sphere Monk.

Griffin first met Thelonious Monk while playing at the Village Vanguard in NYC with Rahsaan Roland Kirk. He explains this as the same time that Monk was recording his Underground album with his band, which included Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, Larry Gales on bass and Ben Riley on drums.

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RiseAD Digital Eye Strain CVS

According to the American Optometric Association, the average American worker spends 7 hours a day on the computer, either in the office or working from home.

Does this sound familiar? After spending a large portion of your time looking intently into your computer screen or third screen, you start rubbing your eyes or even start to have headaches and blurred vision.

During this unprecedented time, how many of you wake up looking at your phone or computer to read the latest news updates?

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Departure by Richard Mayhew

When I walked into Swann Galleries I was overwhelmed with a sense of nostalgia. This feeling was one of familiarity with the art from the Africa Diaspora, which filled every wall and space in the room; as well as a familiarity with the previous owners of this beautiful collection. The collection was formerly owned by the powerhouse family-owned Johnson Publishing Company that was founded in 1942 by husband and wife team John H. Johnson and Eunice W. Johnson.

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