The great American solar eclipse has got many people excited. People are planning to travel from all over the country or maybe even the world to catch a glimpse of this amazing event.
However, what most people do not know is that viewing the solar eclipse can lead to temporary and sometimes permanent eye damage. Some warn the damage count could be in the thousands for this special event:
You’ve probably seen various sites talking about safety issues. The issues are real, and what I’m sharing with you on this post is important. Read it, understand it, do not believe for one second that any of this can be trifled with and if you have young people around you make damn sure they understand all of this as well.
There will be thousands of people who will either damage or entirely lose their eyesight tomorrow and there is exactly zero that a doc in the ER or anywhere else will be able to do for you if you wind up screwing yourself by being ignorant, stupid or both.
Please do not be one of the people that have that happen.
to Dr. Christopher Quinn, president of the American Optometric Association:
“When you look directly at the sun, the intensity of the light and the focus of the light is so great on the retina that it can cook it. If the exposure is great enough, that can and will lead to permanent reduction in vision and even blindness.”
Yes. Looking at the solar eclipse without solar eclipse glasses could cause blindness in one or both eyes. It may also cause severe vision loss.
However, for those in the direct path of the solar eclipse, there is a time that you can take off your glasses and enjoy the event with the naked eye. Just remember to keep your glasses close because as soon as totality is over, you will need your glasses again.
Learn more about solar eclipse safety in the video below: