About Us

Mission: To design and market the ultimate performance eye protection for the sports enthusiasts and to give our customers the most value per dollar spent, regardless of price point, so that all customers can afford eye protection.


Established May 1994 by outdoorsman and optometrist, Dr. Gary Nesty.  "Doc" realizes the importance of eye protection and razor sharp vision for peak performance in the outdoors. "Doc" has over 30 years experience in the field of optics, frame ergonomics, and vision. He utilized that experience and his knowledge of selective wavelength filtration to design lens tints and frame styles to improve your performance in the outdoor sport you love to play.   Solar Bat® sunglasses are not built for sissies. We build sunglasses for people who play hard outdoors no matter what the conditions. Solar Bat® sunglasses perform if it is smokin’ hot or freezin’ cold. If you have an active outdoor life style, then the rugged performance of Solar Bat® sunglasses is the only choice for you.

In 2011 "Doc" designed and introduced the Officially Licensed Chevrolet line of sunglasses.  In 2012 Solar Bat® added Officially licensed Camaro and Corvette sunglasses to the Chevrolet line.  In 2013 "Doc" designed a line of Realtree™ AP sunglasses with species specific tints to improve performance in the field.

In 2010 Solar Bat® made the commitment to make all of our sunglasses in the USA.  Solar Bat believes we need to keep Americans working.  (Safety glasses Z87.1 are not made in the USA.)


Solar Bat Enterprises, Inc. 
3628 East County Road 600 N
Brazil, IN 47834
Phone - 800-761-8228
Fax - 812-986-3550

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Solar Bat Enterprises Inc.

3628 East County Road 600 North
Brazil, Indiana 47834
Ph: 812-986-3551