The solar eclipse event will be here in a few weeks! It's important to remember, that even though this event is amazing and very tempting to look at the Sun, that looking directly at the Sun is unsafe. The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the Sun.
Be warned --- there are counterfeit solar eclipse glasses that are being sold. You need to make sure to purchase the solar eclipse viewing glasses that meet the standards recommended by NASA and the American Astronomical Society. You need to make sure that they have the Manufacturer name as well as the ISO icon. (See the photo for more details)
Our office is currently selling the NASA approved solar eclipse glasses at all of our three locations for $4.00.
For more information about the eclipse eye safety, please feel free to read more at: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety