One of the most important things for anyone to remember is that looking directly at the sun during a solar eclipse is dangerous for the eyes. While it rarely results in any permanent change in vision, it does create changes in the vision that can last for weeks, months or even a year or longer.
To avoid these types of vision changes, which can include yellow or red dots in the vision or flashes or dark images across the line of sight. Some people may also experience some eye pain, but for most people the damage is not painful. To avoid these possible symptoms and complications, the easiest option is to choose a good pair of solar glasses for the eclipse.
What to Consider
The most important factor in any solar glasses for the eclipse is the level of protection they provide for your retina. This is the part of the eye that can be damaged when the light from the sun suddenly floods the back of the eye after the darkness of the eclipse.
It is very important to look carefully at the specifications of the glasses. They should clearly state they are able to offer full filtering of 100% of the harmful ultra-violet rays of the sun as well as 100% of the harmful infrared rays.
Additionally, the glasses should offer up to 99.999% protection from the intense visible light. This is one of the most important factors as it is the visible light that can often cause the greatest risk of “ghosted” imagines in the line of vision after looking directly at a solar eclipse.
Styles and Options
There are a few specialty companies offering solar glasses for the eclipse that are very stylish. These almost look like 3D glasses that are popular at the movies, but they are definitely designed for the solar eclipse.
Many companies offer a range of different designs and colors, and some companies even offer collection styles with the August 21, 2017 date and a great staying about the eclipse.
A few manufacturers offer the option to customize the glasses. This is a wonderful opportunity for a business to give sets of these glasses to local schools, groups or community-based projects, or even to give them out to customers.
For those who want to keep their glasses for further eclipse viewing, investing in a quality pair of plastic eclipse glasses is the perfect answer. Make sure they offer the same levels of UV, infrared and intense visible light protection to keep your eyes safe.
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