“Solar Eclipse is a Memorable Spectacle, But Here’s How to Make it Safe On the Eyes” -Newsweek

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Summary: ‘ Experts, such as the authors of the JAMA paper, recommend acquiring special glasses made specifically, for eclipse-viewing. “With some simple preparation, and instruction, the eclipse shall be able to represent the possibility to participate in one of the almost all spectacular natural events our corner of the universe has to offer.” Some enthusiastic eclipse viewers might think the solar eclipse is a rare opportunity to safely view the sun. “A total solar eclipse represents an exciting educational opportunity, for everyone,” the authors of the JAMA paper write.

According to a paper published in JAMA Ophthalmology on Friday, symptoms included eye discomfort, and seeing “black spots” in the field of vision. On Monday, millions of people will have the opportunity to view the Great American Solar Eclipse, a spectacular celestial event in which the moon passes through the middle orbit between planet Earth, and the sun. Another paper published Friday in JAMA Ophthalmology reviews the case study of a 12-year-old girl with severe juvenile open-angle glaucoma, a common condition that typically affects older adults in which the eye canals fail to drain fluid, causing eye pressure and the gradual loss of vision. According to JAMA, only four companies now make shades with filters that get together with each other together approved standards, for safe viewing.

A study conducted on 45 people who attended an eye clinic following the solar eclipse in the U.K. However, if you happen to own a telescope already you shall be able to buy a special aperture filter that’ll block out the Sun’s light….Read The Full Article Here

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