Did you know you can permanently damage your vision while viewing the solar eclipse?
Yes, yes it’s true. Staring at the sun (or a partial solar eclipse) is a BAD idea! In fact, doing so can lead to solar retinopathy and can cause permanent damage to your central vision.
Wait, what exactly is a solar eclipse?
A solar eclipse is when the moon partially (or fully) blocks the sun and casts a shadow onto the earth.
Why is it important?
Because it rarely happens and is one of natures most beautiful sites to see!
When does it occur?
On Monday, August 21st, 2017 (see the NASA map below for more specific viewing times).
How can I directly yet safely view it?
During a partial solar eclipse (i.e. when the moon partially blocks the sun)
- Only wearing eclipse filters (i.e. special-purpose solar filters).
During a total solar eclipse (i.e. when the moon completely blocks the sun)
- With the naked eye or wearing eclipse filters (if you want to be on the safe side).
- Note: This will only occur for a few minutes and you have to be viewing from the “path of totality” (highlighted as the grey line in the image below).
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The Mentholatum Company released ROHTO® DRY-AIDTM. Commonly known for creating eye drops with redness relief and cooling effects, this is the first dry eye drop in the ROHTO® portfolio.
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