Solar Eclipse Safety Tips
 
Solar Eclipse Safety Tips
 

On Monday, August 21, 2017 millions of people across the country will be watching as the sun becomes totally eclipsed by the moon. While quite exciting, viewing the eclipse can quickly become a troublesome encounter if proper precautions are not taken. If you are planning to watch, NASA reminds you to only look directly at the eclipse if you have a proper, and verified special-purpose solar viewer. For more information, click here.

Dr. Jacob Chung, chief of ophthalmology at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center understands the excitement, but like NASA also emphasizes the importance of being safe. “Having the opportunity to see a total solar eclipse is quite an incredible opportunity, however, if your eyes are not properly protected, you leave yourself exposed to very harmful solar rays which can lead to permanent damage. It is very important that individuals utilize the proper protection, and more importantly, stop viewing the eclipse if they feel any discomfort or irritation.”