On August 21, 2017 You Can Be Witness To The Solar Eclipse!
Click on the image to see detailed information about seeing the Eclipse in Cleveland/Northeast Ohio.
The excitement and thrill of witnessing a full solar eclipse is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. People gather from all over the world to witness this celestial event, but there is one serious topic that is an absolute requirement, and that’s protecting your eyes from the severe damage that can be caused by looking directly at the eclipse.
Looking at a solar eclipse without proper protection is very dangerous.
A condition called Solar Retinopathy can result from looking directly at the sun. Because there are no pain receptors in the retina, damage can occur without the sensation of pain. During an eclipse the sun is easier to stare at because it is partially covered by the moon. However, it’s concentration of light is just as strong and can burn the macula (our central vision), causing permanent vision loss.
Our Eye Doctors cannot stress enough the need for every one looking at the solar eclipse to have ISO approved Eclipse glasses.
For a list of approved and reputable places to purchase eclipse glasses, click here.
According to the American Optometric Association & NASA,
“There is only one safe way to look directly at the sun, whether during an eclipse or not: through special-purpose solar filters. These solar filters are used in “eclipse glasses” or in hand-held solar viewers. They must meet a very specific worldwide standard known as ISO 12312-2.
Keep in mind that regular sunglasses are not effective at protecting your eyes when viewing a solar eclipse.
We hope you safely enjoy this rare event with your whole family.