On August 21st a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979.

THE ECLIPSE WILL NOT BE TOTAL IN BOSTON. YOU MUST ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR EYES DURING ALL PHASES OF THE ECLIPSE!

To ensure you won’t miss the remarkable sight, we are sharing a few tips for safe viewing:

Never look directly at the sun without special-purpose solar filters for eye protection, even briefly. Dark sunglasses, binoculars, cameras, and other optical devices do NOT offer sufficient protection.  [See a list of ISO-certified eclipse eyeglasses approved by NASA at https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety)

If you stare at the sun without protection, you may experience damage to your retina (the tissue at the back of your eye) called “solar retinopathy.” This damage can occur without any sensation of pain, since the retina does not have pain receptors. The injury can be temporary or permanent.

If you experience any problems with your eyes or vision after the eclipse, our office will be able to provide you with the eye care you need.

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Solar Eclipse and Your Eyes

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