Why You Need Special Glasses to View Next Week’s Eclipse

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Next week, on August 21st, millions of Americans will be able to view a total solar eclipse as it passes over the nation from Oregon to South Carolina. The last time we were treated to an eclipse of this magnitude was way back in 1979. But you can’t just walk outside and look up toRead more…

Public Libraries Will Offer Free Glasses for Solar Eclipse

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On August 21, 2017, there’s going to be a total solar eclipse that will captivate much of the country. The Great American Eclipse, as it’s being called, is scheduled to pass over a long stretch of land from northwestern Oregon all the way to South Carolina. Those who are lucky enough to see the eclipseRead more…

Research Suggests Natural Light is Good for Kids’ Eyes

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Exposure to UV radiation might be harmful to our eyes, but as long as we wear a protective pair of sunglasses, daylight may actually help to improve our vision early in life. According to an article published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, new research suggests that natural light could play an important role inRead more…

How Does Sunlight Damage Our Eyes?

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Just as sunlight damages the skin, the eyes are also susceptible to the sun’s harmful UV rays. Eyelids are particularly vulnerable to UV damage due to their thin skin and fragile tissues. Years of unprotected UV exposure can also damage the lens and cornea over time. Without adequate protection, prolonged sunlight exposure can lead toRead more…

Snapchat to Release a Pair of Its Own High-Tech Sunglasses

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Science-fiction authors have all but exhausted fantastical scenarios in which new technology gives humans the ability to play back and relive captured memories. With the advent of Snap’s Spectacles, however, this idea may become a reality sooner than you think. The social-media company behind Snapchat first unveiled Spectacles late last year with a soft launchRead more…