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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Some do’s & don’ts for viewing Monday’s total solar eclipse

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 by DR. LINDA CHOUS in Local News

The first total eclipse to span coast to coast across the U.S. mainland in almost a century will be visible on Monday, Aug. 21. For people in Pennsylvania, the eclipse coverage will reach over 75 percent.

This rare celestial event is a spectacular occurrence; however, there are precautions people should take to help maintain their eye health while witnessing the spectacle in its full glory. Looking at a solar eclipse without proper protection can cause serious eye damage, including blurry vision that can last months, or even permanent problems.