Cedar Hill firefighters warn against Amazon solar eclipse glasses

Alain Brian
Août 13, 2017

"We've SOLD OUT of Eclipse Glasses!"

Also, do not look at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope, binoculars, or other optical device - even using your eclipse glasses or viewer.

Some vendors and online retailers have started to run out of the glasses, said American Astronomical Society spokesman and self-proclaimed "eclipse chaser" Rick Fienberg.

Several area libraries, including the Sequoya and Alicia Ashman branch libraries in Madison, will also give free glasses to attendees of library events leading up to the eclipse. "It doesn't take very long before you're exposing your eyes to serious risk". The eclipse will be visible here from about noon to 3 p.m.

"If you look up directly, even if there's just a sliver of the sun, the light can go into the back of your eye and burn a hole in what's called the macula". They are also available in stores including: 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Lowe's and Walmart. Those glasses were among those that were deemed safe.

McDonald's locations in OR are on NASA and the American Astronomical Society's list of certified retailers of eclipse glasses, which allow you to safely watch the solar eclipse on August 21.

As August 21 nears, scammers are flooding the market with fake solar eclipse glasses.

More safety tips can be found at aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/solar-eclipse-eye-safety.

On Aug. 21, the greater part of North America will experience a solar eclipse, when the moon blocks the sun from Earth's view.

"It literally fries it like an egg in a pan and damages the receptors of the eye that prevent you from seeing", Dr. Wheadon said. This certification is used to indicate they are safe for viewing the sun.

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