4 Ways to Prepare for the Solar Eclipse
All of the United States can expect a Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st, 2017.
We’ve been excited about this upcoming phenomenon and it got us thinking about how we can help our patients protect their eyes while enjoying this event. Below are some useful insights from the AOA.
4 Tips to Keep your Eyes Safe During A Solar Eclipse:
1. Use only approved Solar Eclipse Viewers or Glasses!
Visit Trillium Eye Care on Friday, August 18th between 1-4 pm to pick up a pair of approved Solar Eclipse Glasses!
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2. Before you look at the sun, put on your eclipse glasses!
Stand still and position your sun filter then safely view the eclipse. When you remove them look away from the sun then remove your glasses or viewer. Do not remove them while looking at the sun!
3. Keep your eclipse glasses on for the entire length of the eclipse!
Jacksonville is not in the path of totality – what does that mean?
It means that in order to keep your vision safe from the damaging rays emitted during a solar eclipse!
If you don’t you put yourself at risk for:
- Solar Retinopathy – a sunburn that can seriously damage your eyes!
- Damage to your macula – this can lead to long-term vision loss!
- Other long-term eye health effects
To read more about the path of totality and eclipse safety from NASA click here!
4. Visit an optometrist
If you are experiencing any discomfort or other vision problems following the eclipse for a full comprehensive eye exam, it’s time to get your eyes checked.
Click here to book an appointment with our doctor of Optometry!