BUYER BEWARE! Fake Solar Eclipse Sunglasses

BUYER BEWARE! Fake Solar Eclipse Sunglasses

BUYER BEWARE! Fake Solar Eclipse Sunglasses

Your Mama probably told you never to look directly at the sun.. it’s bad for your eyes! Well, millions of folks are taking their mom’s advice and purchasing special viewing sunglasses for the big Solar Eclipse on August 21, but buyers BEWARE! Counterfeiters are cashing in by selling fake solar eclipse sunglasses.

According to NASA’s website, “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.” Click HERE for a list of reputable solar filter brands, retail distributors and online dealers and HERE for the AAS guide to safely view the eclipse.

So how do you tell if a pair of eclipse shades is legit? “The lenses of fakes allow the penetration of light from such relatively faint sources as fluorescent lamps, while the only thing one should see through authentic solar-safe filters when looking at objects fainter than the sun is pitch blackness,” reports Reuters. CBS adds that legitimate sunglasses should bear the icon “ISO 12312-2.”

 

 



RELATED ARTICLE: A historic total solar eclipse is happening Monday, August 21 @ at 2:24:41 p.m. EST and HERE are the two best places to celebrate the sun’s brief disappearance!

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