- This is not a toy. Children should only use these glasses under adult supervision.
- Always inspect the lenses and glasses each time before using. Read and follow any instructions printed on or packaged with the filter.
- Use for a maximum of 3 minutes of continuous use. Allow your eyes to rest after each continuous session. The glasses can be used intermittently for several hours.
- DO NOT use and discard if damaged, scratched, torn, punctured, or separated from the frame in any way.
- DO NOT use these glasses with other optical devices (e.g., cameras, telescopes, binoculars)
- While using this product, DO NOT move around, drive a motor vehicle, or operate machinery.
- DO NOT use with diseased eyes or after eye surgery.
- DO NOT attempt to clean or disinfect. (Under general conditions of use, this should not be necessary.)
- DO NOT use if Glasses are more than 3 years old.
Never look directly at the sun. Ensure the glasses are on before looking at the sun and look away from the sun before removing the glasses.
Remember to wear sunscreen.
The plastic bag used to package the glasses can be dangerous. To avoid danger of suffocation, keep this bag away from babies and children.
Links to Additional Safety Resources For more safety information, visit:
Can you use the Eclipse Glasses with a camera, telescope,or binoculars?
No! Do not look at the Sun through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device while using your eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewer — the concentrated solar rays could damage the filter and enter your eye(s), causing serious injury. Special filters exist for when using other optical devices. THESE SOLAR ECLIPSE DEVICES ARE NOT TO BE USED WITH OTHER OPTICAL DEVICES, such as cameras, telescopes, binoculars, etc.
Can you wear these Eclipse Glasses over daily wear (prescription) glasses?
If you normally wear eyeglasses, keep them on. Put your eclipse glasses on over them. You may need to hold the eclipse glasses to your face to ensure a safe fit.
Can I just use regular sunglasses to view the Eclipse?
No. You cannot wear sunglasses to view the solar eclipse. Please see the safety section for more information.
Are there other safe ways to view the Eclipse?
If you don’t feel safe or comfortable using solar eclipse glasses to view the eclipse, another way to watch it is to create a pin hole camera. https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/projection
I have an old pair of Eclipse Glasses, can I re-use them?
If you are unsure whether the filters are scratched, torn, punctured, or damaged, or how they have been stored or transported since the last time you used them (such as placing them in your pocket, purse, or luggage), it is better to err on the side of caution and buy a new pair.
Do Eclipse Glasses expire?
To be safe, do not use the glasses 3 years after purchasing them.
Solar Eclipse Eye Safety White Paper by Canadian University of Waterloo Professor.
Dr. Chou is the world’s leading expert on solar eclipse safety and has written the ISO standard for eclipse glasses. An excerpt from Dr. Chou’s white paper on Eye Safety and Solar Eclipses.
“Total solar eclipses are arguably the most spectacular astronomical events that anyone will experience in their lives. While annular and partial solar eclipses aren’t nearly as impressive, they nevertheless attract a great deal of public interest. Astronomers (both amateur and
professional) and other enthusiasts travel around the world to observe and photograph solar eclipses. This document is for them, i.e., for astronomers and other experts — including educators as well as medical and eye-care professionals — who may find themselves in the position of coaching laypersons through a solar eclipse and who want to understand in detail the principles of eye safety for observing the Sun.”
Full publication can be found here.