On Aug. 21, the entire viewing area will be plunged into darkness.
Solar eclipse glasses are flying off the shelves. The eclipse will be visible here from about noon to 3 p.m.
"Look for ISO 12312-2 to be printed on the product".
According to optometrist Wes Wheadon looking at the sun without or with improper eyewear can have devastating effects.
Read and follow all directions that come with your glasses or filters.
At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society will offer more information about solar eclipses and show people how to make a pinhole eclipse viewer during the nonprofit group's general meeting at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza.
To help the community safely view the August 21 eclipse, Yorkshire Eye Clinic is giving away free eclipse glasses on a first-come, first-serve basis. Do not remove them while looking at the sun. "Also, never look at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun through an unfiltered camera, telescope or binoculars, even if you are wearing eclipse glasses or holding solar filters".
As millions of Americans prepare to view the upcoming solar eclipse, vendors are stocking up on - and in some cases running out of - specialized viewers needed to avoid potentially serious and permanent eye damage. The clinic is located at 2311 Yorkshire Drive.
This time, the path of total eclipse will be about 70 miles wide and begins in OR on the west coast and travels to SC on the east coast, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reports on its eclipse website, eclipse2017.nasa.gov.
Many other people received similar emails from Amazon for eclipse glasses, as stores are selling out of the hot-ticket items with one week to go before the eclipse.
Another Portland resident, Will Clark, bought eclipse glasses billed as "CE and ISO tested, safe solar viewing". "Old fashioned pinhole viewers work just as good. and and they cost nothing".