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Alan Wanderer M.D., the CEO of HuggOPTix, found himself dissatisfied despite owning a wide range of eyeglasses, some quite expensive. His constant struggle was that the eyeglasses would slip down his nose, leaving him frustrated. He wanted an eyeglass retainer that did not put pressure behind the ears or around the back of the head. The only option to keep glasses in place during activity was to purchase disposable polaroid glasses.

Alan decided to develop an eyeglass retainer that was comfortable, soft, located above and past the ears, and would allow him to wear his expensive prescription glasses and sunglasses. He set out clear criteria for its success:

  1. Universality: One size must fit almost all eyeglass temples, allowing attachment to various types of eyewear, including sunglasses, prescription glasses, kids' glasses, and protective eyewear.
  2. Security: The retainer must keep glasses in place during various physical activities, even if the user gets wet, sweats, or experiences sudden jolts.
  3. Comfort: It should be comfortable to wear, ensuring no pressure behind the ears or around the back of the head.
  4. Adjustability: The retainer must be easily adjustable to suit the needs of different users.
  5. Convenience: Reducing the need for frequent eyeglass temple adjustments and visits to optical shops is essential.
  6. Durability: The retainer should be strong and reliable, remaining securely attached to eyeglasses.
  7. Optional Lanyard: To offer more flexibility, an optional lanyard is included, allowing users to wear their eyeglasses securely around their neck.

HuggOPTix eyeglass retainers meet all these criteria with flying colors! They have received rave reviews from users engaging in various activities such as running, biking, hiking, fishing, golfing, and workouts.

These retainers are also suitable for professional eyeglasses with magnifying loupes. Dentists, in particular, are big fans of HuggOPTix, as it solves a persistent problem they face. Current lanyards often press uncomfortably against the back of their necks and tend to loosen frequently, requiring constant adjustments with gloved hands. This can lead to glove contamination during procedures, posing hygiene concerns. Thanks to HuggOPTix, many dentists and surgeons have found a game-changing solution that eliminates uncomfortable lanyards and keeps their focus on providing exceptional care.

HuggOPTix products have received US utility patents, and you can find more information about them on our Virtual Patent Marking page.

As a family business, we at HuggOPTix are thrilled to introduce this innovative eyeglass retainer system that promises a secure and comfortable eyewear experience like no other. Say goodbye to constant adjustments and discomfort—try HuggOPTix today and see the difference for yourself!