Friday, 24 November, 2017

Eclipse poses dangers to the eyes

Using a pinhole projection is one method to view the solar eclipse safely Using a pinhole projection is one method to view the solar eclipse safely
Velma Reese | 19 August, 2017, 04:50

Brandon Lujan, an assistant professor of Opthamology in OR, told Fox 12 that damage can become apparent immediately after looking at the sun OR after a delay of a few hours to a few days.

As millions of Americans prepare to look toward the sun on Monday for a solar eclipse, one OR man's plight is a reminder to use proper safety precautions.

A Portland man who watched a solar eclipse in 1963 says the experience left him partially blind in one eye, according to KPTV, and now he wants everyone to know the warnings about eye damage during the upcoming eclipse are no joke. He had no idea those flickers would lead to permanent damage.

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. As a result, Tomososki now states that he had been living with a blind spot at the center of his eye for the last 55 years. "The second the sun comes out, the eclipse glasses have to go back on".

"If you happen to have bought these filters even through a credible source, but when you put them on, if you actually see the outlines of the furniture or the room, this is not up to par at all", Dr. Orge said. When he said yes, the doctor joked that he got laser surgery on his eye even before it was developed, except it was done in the wrong spot, and that he did it for too long. The blind spot, he says, is about the size of a pea.

The doctor says there is no time that you can look directly at the sun safely without special equipment.

Massachusetts Unemployment Rate Falls Into Line With US Rate
The number of claimants decreased by almost 15 percent from a weekly average of 4,900 a year ago to 4,200. Farm industries added 1,800 jobs on a month-over basis, while nonfarm industries shed a net 4,900 jobs.

Radiation from the sun can be very detrimental to the retina, Suh said, "and people underestimate that".

For more information about safe viewing of the eclipse, you can go to American Astronomical Society website.

You've heard it a gazillion times by now: You've got to protect your eyes during the eclipse.

"Pretty much freaked me out", Bedwell said.

"The damage was done right then and there", he said.

If you're thinking of watching the solar eclipse without the necessary eye gear, think again.

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