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An eclipse is a rare and striking phenomenon that you won’t want to miss, but you must take certain safety procedures to view it safely. If you received solar eclipse glasses from us we want to make sure that you follow the steps below carefully; because you can permanently damage your eyes, even when wearing solar eclipse glasses. No matter what technique you use for viewing the eclipse, DO NOT STARE DIRECTLY AT THE ECLIPSED SUN WITH OR WITHOUT SOLAR VIEWING GLASSES. Looking directly at the sun, whether eclipsed or not and even through protective filters can lead to permanent vision damage and even blindness.

  • Always insect your solar viewer, if it is scratched or damaged, discard it.
  • Ensure your solar filter is ISO certified.
  • Always closely supervise children when using a filter or viewing glasses.
  • Stand still and cover your eyes with the solar viewer, then look up near the sun. After briefly looking near the sun, look away and remove the solar filter. Do not remove the filter while looking at the sun.
  • Do not look at or near a fully or partially eclipsed sun with any camera, telescope, binoculars or any other optical device, even with the filters.
  • If you normally wear eyeglasses, wear your eclipse glasses over them or hold your handheld viewer in front of them.
  • Remember, the safest way to watch the eclipse is with a pinhole viewer, demonstrated in this YouTube video. Viewing the eclipse any other way than indirectly can lead to serious eye problems.

We want you to enjoy this event, but please remember to take precaution and protect your eyes. – Dr. Miller and the staff of Envision Eye Care.

More cool eclipse info!

Ways to view the eclipse – from the Exploratorium

Live streaming of solar eclipse 2017

Are your eclipse glasses real or fake? Find out here.