Date: August 21, 2017

Location: Continental United States

A solar eclipse will occur across most of the United States on August 21, 2017.

Prevent Blindness hopes you enjoy taking part in this important astronomical and cultural event. Before you do, please take the time to learn about the dangers to your vision and how to protect your eyes from injury during the eclipse.

Protect your eyes!

Never look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse (except during the very brief time the sun is in total eclipse; and even then, with caution). Looking directly at the sun can cause permanent damage to your eyes.  After viewing a solar eclipse, seek treatment from an eye care professional if you or your child have any changes in vision or eye pain that continues to get worse.

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