Eclipse Eye Safety

A little over a week away, eye doctors say people could lose their vision if they aren't careful when watching it. Doctors say viewing the eclipse through a telescope, binoculars, and with sunglasses on will not protect your eyes.

They want parents to be extra cautious when it comes to young children looking at the eclipse.

"As a retina specialist, knowing the damage that can be done by viewing a solar eclipse without protective eyewear... I'm nervous! It's been documented in past eclipses that people come in with vision loss due to the solar eclipse. So, please people be careful!"

There are special eclipse watching glasses you can buy from your local eye doctors to watch the eclipse or you can view it from NASA's website.


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