Solar Eclipse Viewing Safety

Burlington, Vt - This upcoming solar eclipse is going to be one for the record books.


But experts are pushing safety when viewing the sun on August 21st.


Dr. Randy Fitzgerald of Advanced Vision Care in Burlington says that directly viewing the sun as the moon passes in front of it can be dangerous.


"We really discourage people for looking directly at the sun because although the light is visible to us the waves lengths are very intense and it can cause damage to your eyes within seconds."


Dr. Fitzgerald says that directly viewing the sun can cause blindness and special solar eclipse glasses are needed.


Advance Vision Care is offering a promotion ahead of the event. Come in and donate a dollar to the Committee on Temporary Shelter and you can get a pair of solar eclipse glasses for free!


The eclipse will occur on Monday August 21 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm


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