Vision protection should be worn every day, even when there is no eclipse.
On the day of an eclipse even when not in the path of totality.
Even when viewing an eclipse through your phone or camera.
For both total & annular eclipse events like the ones in 2023 and 2024.
To avoid damaging your eyes when viewing a solar eclipse, only use official, eclipse glasses that meet safety requirements and are manufactured with the ISO 12312-2 standard. The ISO (International Standards Organization) is a worldwide organization that publishes detailed standards to protect the public from using devices or methods that are flawed, damaged, not well-designed, or that just plain don’t work. Our official Prevent Blindness solar eclipse glasses meet the safety requirements and are ISO 12312-2 certified.Buy Official Eclipse Glasses Now
Annular Solar Eclipse, October 14, 2023
An annular solar eclipse, often described as a “ring of fire,” will be visible from parts of the Pacific Northwest of the United States all the way to the Gulf of Mexico on October 14, 2023.
Total Solar Eclipse, April 8, 2024
The next total solar eclipse in North America will occur on April 8, 2024, and will be visible across the entire continental United States.
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Never look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse (except during the very brief time of darkness when the sun is completely covered by the moon; and even then, with caution). Exposing your eyes to the sun without proper eye protection during a solar eclipse can cause “eclipse blindness.” Looking directly at the sun can cause damage or even destroy cells in the retina (the back of the eye). This damage can be temporary or permanent and occurs without causing any pain and may not be noticeable immediately. Vision loss may not be noticeable until several hours after the damage has occurred. It is not safe to look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse.
A solar eclipse is a rare event, and can be an opportunity for children and adults alike to learn about the science behind these events. Prevent Blindness has prepared eclipse activities that can be used by individuals, clubs, or groups. Go to preventblindness.org/eclipse for more information and to download the free activities. Be certain to pair the activities with our solar eclipse glasses which meet all ISO 12312-2 safety requirements and block out 100% of harmful UV and infrared light.Buy Official Eclipse Glasses Now