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'Eclipse blindness' is a real thing. How to know which solar eclipse glasses are safe.

Technology : USAToday: Tech

Here's how to avoid permanently damaging your retina while starring at the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21.        

Woman Who Stared Directly at the Eclipse Burned it Into Her Retina

Technology / Hardware : Extremetech

A woman who looked at the solar eclipse for less than 30 seconds back in August, when the sun was 70 percent covered, has permanent, irreversible damage to her retinas -- but this is the first time we've ever been able to directly i...

A Brief History of Eclipse Glasses and the People Who Forgot to Wear Them

Academics / General Science : Slate: Science

We know intuitively that staring at the sun is a bad idea, because every time we do it, our eyes water and start to burn. “Solar retinopathy,” the formal name for the damage, occurs when ultraviolet light floods the retina, scarring...

The solar eclipse burned a crescent wound on a woman's retina

Health : Chicago Tribune: Health

Like so many others, 26-year-old Nia Payne wanted to view of August's historic solar eclipse but didn't have a pair of protective glasses. She walked outside on Staten Island and glanced at the sun - 70 percent was covered - for abo...

Here’s where you can get AAS-approved solar eclipse glasses

Business & Finance : Fast Company

If you’re planning on staring at the sun during the solar eclipse on August 21, you’re going to need to either a.) prepare to have your retinas burned or b.) grab some ISO-compliant safe solar eclipse viewing glasses. Your first sto...


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