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Dont eclipse your eyesight; take precautions to view celestial event
Looking at the sun without protection can damage eyes, experts say
To view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse the glasses that are safe for directly viewing the sun must meet the International Organization for Standardization’s standard. The glasses should indicate they are ISO 12312-2 compliant. Looking at the sun without protection or even inadequate protection can cause lasting vision problems. Regular sunglasses do not provide adequate protection.
While there is a lot of excitement surrounding the total solar eclipse that will cross into North Georgia on Aug. 21, many have expressed concerns about eye safety when looking directly at the sun during this once-in-a-generation event. So is it really dangerous to look directly at an eclipse? Can it cause blindness?