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13 August 2017, 11:57 | Lucia Cruz
Library giving out 500 pairs of eclipse glasses on Monday
Kathy McNeilly, second from right, director of the Oak Ridge Public Library, and library employees presented a pair of solar eclipse glasses to City Manager Mark Watson, center, on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Science Central, 1950 N. Clinton St., will hold an AWS Special Abilities and Solar Eclipse Preparation Day for people with disabilities and for the general public. Looking at the sun directly, even just the sliver of sun visible before the total eclipse, can cause permanent eye damage.
Even as makers of certified, safety-tested solar eye ware rushed to meet surging demand before the August 21 eclipse, they have joined astronomers and optometrists in warning of defective knockoffs flooding the US market. They are being distributed one per person on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Homemade sun filters and regular sunglasses do not provide sufficient eye protection.
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