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Dangers of The Solar Eclipse On Our Eyes

Dangers of The Solar Eclipse On Our Eyes”

"He got the left eye and I got the right eye", said Tomososki, now 71-years of age.

"I'm glad I didn't go 40 seconds", he told Fox 12 Oregon.

The way it works is, the rays can burn the retina of your eye and if you allow this to happen, this is what you can expect.

Only at locations within the 70-mile swath can the eclipse be viewed, during its totality, with the naked eye.

Tomososki said that he wished he knew more about the risks of looking at the sun during an eclipse that day, and he hopes that others will heed his warning to wear eye protection during the upcoming eclipse. "There are serious risks associated with viewing a solar eclipse directly, even when using solar filter glasses", OH optometrist Michael Schecter said on Facebook.

In the 54 years since that eclipse, he said the blind spot hasn't gotten any worse or any better.

The damage occurs in the fovea, a spot in the retina that is responsible for sharp, central vision.

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The potential damage could be permanent, according to a leading eye surgeon. As a result, patients with solar retinopathy may have blurry vision or a central blind point in their eyes, according to the AAO. However, with the solar eclipse, even when the sunlight is reduced by the moon, infrared and UV rays can still cause severe damage to the retina.

People with the condition show a characteristic pattern of eye damage during eye exams.

"Anyone who stares at the sun can get this blind spot", said Dr. Russell N. Van Gelder, a professor of ophthalmology at University of Washington School of Medicine and clinical spokesman for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

To make sure that your glasses meet the standard, you can test them by placing a lens in front of your cell phone. You might be giving those silly looking glasses the side-eye, wondering if you really, actually need to wear them during your eclipse-viewing extravaganza on August 21.

Back then, it was a total solar eclipse in Alaska and Canada, but the path of totality did not come through Oregon.

In 1962, Lou Tomososki was excited to witness the eclipse after learning about it from his science teacher. "When you partially obscure the sun with the moon, it's not so bright, and it's not so painful to actually look at it", Hubbard said.



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