Stay safe while viewing the solar eclipse

With all the fakes floating around the internet, you’ll want to make sure to get proper, NASA approved eye protection for the solar eclipse on Monday.
News 25 spoke with a health care official to find out exactly what you need to know to stay safe while viewing the solar eclipse. Dr. Eric Schmidt says it is very important not to stare at the sun on Monday with regular sunglasses and that you could harm your eyes without feeling pain or noticing the damage until it is too late. “Direct sunlight to the back of the eyes can actually burn the retina, kind of like a sunburn, and cause vision problems and stuff in the future and that can be permanent damage to the eyes.”
If you would like to make sure you have safe and approved glasses to view the solar eclipse you can visit https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.

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