Solar Eclipse Safety – Must Read

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The solar eclipse is coming on August 21st but are you prepared to watch it happen?

There are eclipse viewing glasses that are being distributed out that will not protect your eyes completely. Before you look at the sun make sure your eclipse glasses meet the ISO 12312-12 international standard.

NASA and their partner, the American Astronomical Society, have verified that these five manufacturers are making eclipse glasses and handheld solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: American Paper Optics, Baader Planetarium (AstroSolar Silver/Gold film only), Rainbow Symphony, Thousand Oaks Optical, and TSE 17.Image result for solar eclipse safety

Eclipse glasses are necessary any time the sun is even partially exposed (partial eclipse). During the total eclipse is the only time that you are able to look towards the sun without the eclipse glasses because technically you are only looking at the moon. This is only a short period of time that eclipse glasses are not needed. Depending on your location this can range from 2-3 minutes of total eclipse time. If you plan on watching the eclipse from Utah there you will only be a partial eclipse and not a total eclipse, so viewing glasses are required to protect your eyes the entire time.

Eclipse viewing safety chart

Come get your FREE Eclipse glasses in our office while they last. Progressive Eye Care is found at 3556 W. 9800 South, #104, South Jordan, UT 84095 Phone: 801-676-2020. Call to set an appointment and come in to claim your glasses before they gone.

Second location is at Clarus Vision Clinic. 6344 south 900 East, Murray UT 84121. 801-892-8222. Come get your free solar eclipse glasses while they last. 

This is a once in a life time experience to see a total eclipse so make sure you don’t miss it.



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