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Published on August 18, 2017

Protect your eyes during eclipse

2017-eclipseYou've probably heard ever since childhood that you shouldn't look directly into the sun. That was good advice when Mom or Dad gave it to you and it's good advice today, especially as you may be tempted to look skyward during the upcoming solar eclipse.

Medical experts warn of the dangers of watching the eclipse with no eye protection or the wrong kind of "protection." It can lead to eye damage and even blindness.

A total eclipse of the sun, with the moon passing in front of the sun, will take place in the United States on Monday, Aug. 21. The band will run diagonally across the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina, but will be partially visible in this part of the country as well.

To learn more about safe ways of experiencing this phenomenon, click here.

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