Our good friend Dr. Danielle Jordan at River Valley Eye Care shared this message, so we wanted to pass it along to you.
Today there’s a total solar eclipse and potential risk for you to have permanent damage to the back of your eye. Remember how you could focus the sun’s energy with a magnifying glass and burn the ground? Yeah, same thing here except the magnifying glass is the lens in your eye and the ground is your retina. Google Solar Retinopathy. Please do not stare at the sun. Watch NASA’s live stream and be in awe of the complexity of the universe and the eye!
Dr. Danielle Jordan