'Vision Source' glasses recalled from local eye care center

'Vision Source' glasses recalled from local eye care center

The Oak Ridge Public Library will give out 500 pairs of eclipse glasses to library patrons on Monday, August 14. So, you can't just look for the ISO logo anymore and assume your glasses are safe.

Retail chains listed include 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Kroger, Lowe's, and Walmart, among others.

Looking directly at the eclipse at any moment except the brief period when the moon has fully eclipsed the sun without certified glasses could damage your eyes.

Those interested in catching a safe view of the solar eclipse can stop by the Oak Park Public Library's viewing party August 21.

He encouraged families to protect themselves to properly enjoy the eclipse. Glasses can also be purchased from Parkland Planetarium for $1.

'Vision Source' glasses recalled from local eye care center
'Vision Source' glasses recalled from local eye care center

Most eclipse viewers are priced at around $2 or $3.

If that's the case, experts recommend that you should contact whomever sold you the filter and demand a refund or credit for a return, then buy a replacement from one of the sources listed on the AAS's reputable-vendors page. According to AAS Press Officer and task-force representative Rick Fienberg, there may be some legitimate suppliers not on their list yet only because they "have no knowledge of them or that we haven't convinced ourselves they're safe". When you have the real deal, you won't be able to see a thing but the sun.

The group also warns against using some eclipse-viewing home remedies - such as sunglasses or wearing a welding mask. "It's very exciting for them and they want to take the eye protection off".

The total eclipse will be visible nearby in parts of Missouri (see the full map), but even in Fayetteville, a 90% eclipse will be visible on the 21st.

Massive crowds are expected at viewing spots across America when the moon passes in front of the sun, blocking its light, the morning of August 21. And it's been almost a century since a total solar eclipse was visible coast to coast.

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