Amazon recalling some solar eclipse glasses week before event

Public Libraries Giving Away Solar Eclipse Glasses

Public Libraries Giving Away Solar Eclipse Glasses

In Madison on Friday, the glasses were sold out at Kirkland's on the Far East Side and at Toys R Us on the Far West Side. Pages for products such as "MASCOTKING Solar Eclipse Glasses 2017 - CE and ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing - Eye Protection" and others that the company hasn't been able to verify as coming from a recommended manufacturer have been removed from the site.

Several area libraries, including the Sequoya and Alicia Ashman branch libraries in Madison, will also give free glasses to attendees of library events leading up to the eclipse.

The American astronomical Society says counterfeit knockoffs may not be safe for your eyes... and staring at the sun with them could cause damage you may not even realize until later. "That's the spot that gets burnt out from an eclipse if you're not protected properly", said Dr. Richard Gersh with Visionworks.

"Don't use homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses". The eclipse will be visible here from about noon to 3 p.m.

Amazon also said in the email they were refunding buyers in full. "People are being hoodwinked into buying glasses that may not be safe".

The public is encouraged to come and learn about the Solar Eclipse that will take place on August 21, and how to view the eclipse safely.

McDonald's locations in OR are on NASA and the American Astronomical Society's list of certified retailers of eclipse glasses, which allow you to safely watch the solar eclipse on August 21.

On Aug. 21, the greater part of North America will experience a solar eclipse, when the moon blocks the sun from Earth's view. Pinhole viewers create a reflection of the eclipse by filtering the light through a small opening.

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