Published: Sat, August 12, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

'Vision Source' glasses recalled from local eye care center

'Vision Source' glasses recalled from local eye care center

Considering that demand, the American Astronomical Society has updated its safety advice "in response to alarming reports" of unsafe eclipse-viewers popping up online.

If you see ANY light through the eclipse glasses in any circumstance besides the sun, they are NOT safe to wear during the eclipse, and you'll need to get some different glasses or make a pinhole projection viewer or card.

The last eclipse in 1979 had the country buzzing and people made their own glasses to watch it. They can even fraudulently print the fake ISO certification on the product (or on their website), even though what they're selling could be something as flimsy as novelty 3-D glasses.

While there are several ways to observe an eclipse, one of the more popular ways to do so is by using a pair of solar eclipse glasses.

"It's so unsafe for people to look at the sun even for brief periods of time because you can cause permanent damage to the retina - we call it solar retinopathy and it's really very close to burning a hole in the retina", said Van Gelder. Reuters reported that the market is being flooded with defective knockoffs, so it's also a good idea to make sure that the brand you purchased is approved by the experts before August 21. "It's very exciting for them and they want to take the eye protection off".

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

Patricia Spencer, Lewis and Clark Library Public Information Officer, believes that people's feelings about the eclipse will change during the actual experience.

When you put them on, "you shouldn't be able to see anything.except the sun itself", the organizations says.

The 70-mile-wide swath of land where the full spectacle can be seen stretches from OR to SC, with 12 states in its path. The moon will block the sun and turn daylight into darkness.

"A pair of eclipse glasses is over a thousand times darker than a pair of sunglasses", Jerit said.

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