[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Solar Eclipse sunglasses -- legit, better and still cheap

Dan Roganti ragooman at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 10:22:59 EDT 2017

On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Jason Perkins <perkins.jason at gmail.com>

> I work for an optometry chain, this email was sent to everyone last week:
> If a patient inquires on directly viewing the eclipse, we should advise
> them that even their
> darkest sunglasses can’t protect them from damage caused by looking
> directly at the sun during
> an eclipse and we recommend avoiding it at all costs. Because our message
> is clear, and we
> want to reduce confusion about eclipse safety, we will not be stocking
> eclipse eyewear within
> the offices.
> Along with the American Optometric Association and NASA, we should also
> caution our
> patients against purchasing the ‘eclipse glasses’ found online, as they
> (like many online
> products) may not provide the protection claimed by the manufacturer. For
> more information
> on eclipse safety, please visit www.aoa.org and
> eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety.

this helps explain the specifications
The ANSI Z87.1.1989 spec [American] and the ISO 12312-2​ spec
[International] are basically the same eye-wear safety spec
They both specify the same requirements for the solar filters
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