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Solar eclipse glasses are hard to find
Eclipse glasses

With the solar eclipse fast approaching, you’ll need the proper glasses to view the spectacle.

But several stores in Hall County sold out, including Lowes, The Home Depot, Walmart, Rite Aid and Kroger. Optometrists such as Pearle Vision, Visionworks and LensCrafters don’t have these special glasses either.

We checked with pharmacies. We checked with local shops in downtown Gainesville.

Even the Hall County Public Libraries are out.

J.R. Crider's Clothing & Apparel had somet his weekend, but they're sold out now, too.

So where exactly can you get them? Well, nowhere we're aware of, so if any local shop owners do have them, please give us a call. 

If you can’t get your hands on any glasses, Lesley Simanton-Coogan,  planetarium director and lecturer at the University of North Georgia, suggests making a pinhole viewer. Learn how

And if you decide to purchase glasses online, she recommends visiting the American Astronomical Society's list of verified vendors.