Eclipse Eyeglasses

  1. I got some cheap eclipse glasses from our local hospital. I'm going to head down to Oregon to view the eclipse. Now I'm reading that some of these cheap eyeglasses aren't any good. What do you think? What do you know?
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   CelticGoddess
    I had to check to make sure my daughters were okay and apparently, the label isn't a sure thing. If you put on the glasses and can see anything at all but the sun (directly or indirectly, like the reflection in a mirror), they aren't good. You should not be able to see a 60 watt bulb.

    This is a web site that lists the vendors who are selling the good ones. Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers | Solar Eclipse Across America - August 21, 217
  4. by   Rocknurse
  5. by   VivaLasViejas
    I live right in the path of totality and am glad my eclipse glasses come from a reputable vendor. This ought to be something!
  6. by   klone
    Eh, functioning retinas (retinae?) are overrated.
  7. by   NurseCard
    I live a couple of hours from the path of totality, and I'm taking my
    kids out of school that day to drive down and witness it.

    The place where we are going is supposed to be passing out glasses
    to everyone, but the kids and I are going to make a viewer
    ourselves out of a shoebox, before we go. I'm a bit
    leery of just using the glasses.
  8. by   traumaRUs
    Moved to the breakroom
  9. by   ElvishDNP
    We're in the path of 91-94% totality so we're going to leave the windows open and watch it get dark outside & listen to the crickets and stuff. But the actual eclipse we'll stream on TV or via NASA or something. Not risking the retinal damage.
  10. by   herring_RN
    If you are planning to watch the eclipse, or partial eclipse where I am, you can listen to a playlist especially created for the occasion:
    50 songs for an eclipse
    5 songs for an eclipse: A KPCC playlist | 89.3 KPCC
  11. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Quote from ElvishDNP
    We're in the path of 91-94% totality so we're going to leave the windows open and watch it get dark outside & listen to the crickets and stuff. But the actual eclipse we'll stream on TV or via NASA or something. Not risking the retinal damage.
    Ditto; I don't want to suffer an eye-clipse

    (Did you hear in the background, the sound of a drum and high-hat-cymbal: dah-dum-clang!)
  12. by   toomuchbaloney
    Did Trump look at the sum with unprotected eyes?
  13. by   cardiacfreak
    Quote from toomuchbaloney
    Did Trump look at the sum with unprotected eyes?
    You know he doesn't take advice easily. He probably thought it was fake news that the sun could damage the retinas during an eclipse.

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