Enjoy the Solar Eclipse Safely

Eclipse bxp31330h by motjetom on flickr

Do not view the eclipse with regular sunglasses

The August 21, 2017 solar eclipse is a rare celestial event.  The last total solar eclipse visible in the United States was in 1979 and the next will be in 2024.  Please be sure to view the eclipse safely.  During viewing of a solar eclipse light radiation reaching viewers is drastically increased.  Watching the sun without proper protection can seriously damage your eyes.  Please help friends and children check to ensure that they are using good protection.

Seek ISO 12312-2 Protection

Many glasses and viewers have been available, but they are not all the same.  Look for the ISO 12312-2 certification to indicate that your eyewear meets the current standard for proper protection to reduce the intensity of light radiation.  Also, do not view the eclipse with or without protection viewers through a camera lens, telescope, or binoculars, as optics make the solar radiation stronger.  For more safety tips visit the NASA website.

CLOSED for the Solar Eclipse

Matthews Chiropractic Center will be CLOSED on Monday, August 21, 2017.  Wishing you safe and happy eclipse viewing!  More information on the stages of the eclipse and viewing can be found at eclipse2017.nasa.gov.

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