Our area will experience a solar eclipse on August 21 between 1 and 4 pm, peaking at 2:31 pm. Looking directly at the sun can cause permanent vision loss. Be sure to follow the safety tips below.
Our Avon Lake office is offering
free eclipse viewing glasses!
First come first serve while supplies last.
How to View the Eclipse Safely
- Do not use regular sunglasses, even very dark ones. They are not safe for looking at the sun.
- NASA recommends ISO certified filters “eclipse glasses” to view the eclipse directly.
- Do not use scratched or damaged eclipse glasses.
- Do not remove the glasses until you have looked away from the sun.
- Use of an indirect viewing platform, such as a pinhole projector, can also be used to safely view the eclipse.
- Do not look at the sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses — the concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eyes, causing serious injury.
- For more safety tips, visit NASA’s website: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety
In the interest of promoting eye health awareness, these ISO-certified viewing glasses are being provided for those planning to view the upcoming solar eclipse. However, NorthShore Healthcare does not and cannot guarantee the safety of these viewing glasses.