Lawn chair? Check! Astronomy book? Check! Special certified solar viewers from Spex Expressions? Check!

Make sure you’re truly ready for the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. You may not need extra lawn chairs, but you will need protection for your eyes. Spex Expressions is offering viewer glasses that meet ISO 12321-2 international safety standards for FREE!

Even though most of North America is not in the path of totality, where the sun will be completely eclipsed, anyone who watches must have protection or risk damaging their vision. Even the darkest sunglasses don’t provide adequate coverage, neither do homemade viewers, or outdated eclipse glasses that were used before specific safety updates in 2015.

The next total eclipse in the U.S. won’t be until 2024, so don’t miss this one. If you’re going to watch, remember …

  • Do not look at the eclipse with the viewers through a telescope, camera, or other devices that can dangerously intensify the sun’s light, harm your eyes, and ruin the viewers. Only experts with special equipment can photograph or view the eclipse with magnification.
  • Make sure you have the newest solar viewer technology, such as the viewers available at Spex Expressions. Older solar viewers may not be reliable or safe.
  • Don’t use viewers that are scratched, punctured or torn. Make sure to put on the viewers before looking at the eclipse and removing them after looking away.
  • Always supervise children who are using the viewers.