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Posted on 08-11-2017
Taken from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, June 30, 2017. Looking directly at the sun during most parts of an eclipse can permanently damage your vision or blind you. But there are easy ways to view a solar eclipse safely. On August 21, 2017, the entire United States will see a partial eclipse of the sun. Parts of 11 states will experience a total solar eclipse. If you get a chance to see it, make sure to take care of your vision during the eclipse.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology has teamed up with the American Astronomical Society to offer these five tips:
The doctors and staff at Eye Consultants of Northern Virginia, PC encourage our patients to be safe while enjoying this rare and wonderful phenomenon! For more information on solar eclipse safety, visit the American Academy of Ophthalmology website: https://www.aao.org/eye-health.tips-prevention.how-to-safely-watch-great-american-eclipse-of-2017
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