Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Glasses for the Solar Eclipse

Eclipse glasses
As most of you know the solar eclipse is coming up on August 21, taking a path across the U.S. from the northwest and exiting the southeast.  Watching it is totally coo,l but we as vision educators are always concerned about eye health.  To view things properly, glasses worn should have the ISO number 12312-2 on them.  This number was assigned in 2015 so glasses older than that may not be appropriate.
 
Each state has a NASA Center assigned to it and may be able to provide glasses for you.  To find your state’s NASA center go to:  https://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/ercn/home/ERCN_...  There’s tons of online content as NASA.gov.
 
Good luck and happy viewing!
 
Dan Oates
Coordinator, SCIVIS
Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students
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