On Monday, August 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. With millions of eyes hoping to catch one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events, Dr. Brendan Butler wants to make sure solar eclipse-watchers are taking proper precautions to avoid serious, and potentially permanent, eye damage.
“When you’re viewing the eclipse, you want to do it in a safe way so you’re not doing any damage to your eyes or your retina,” says Dr. Butler. “Generally, to have vision loss it usually takes at least a few seconds. The longer you look, the worse the damage is.”
Dr. Butler […]