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

John Heritage john.heritage at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 11:35:46 EDT 2017


Jason - thanks for the 'official' info - We're going to do the project with
paper thing so we can see it's reflection but not directly.  Better to be
safe than eye damaged ..

On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> 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.
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 9:35 AM, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
> > On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 9:16 AM, systems_glitch via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> >
> > > Heh, don't know that I'd trust a Harmful Freight device with my
> eyesight,
> > > but there are many other suppliers that will carry name-brand eye
> > > protection.
> >
> >
> >
> > ​yea, that's why I basically said any other tool store​
> > But even Amazon was busted recently for selling counterfiets
> >
> >
> > The goggle type devices are often called "cutting glasses" or
> > > "cutting goggles" because they're only used when cutting or welding
> with
> > an
> > > oxy-fuel torch -- electric arc welding requires full face protection
> from
> > > the UV given off by the arc as it'll sunburn any exposed skin. Many big
> > box
> > > hardware stores carry either Lincoln, Hobart, or Miller branded safety
> > > gear, which is fine, safe stuff.
> > >
> >
> >
> > ​yea, I don't mind paying extra for those either
> > I don't have a welding mask any longer for many years, simply because I
> > don't have room to weld anything.
> > I was going to check the other local tool stores around here if they have
> > the same goggles in stock​
> >
> >
> >
> > >
> > > We went in for new glasses last week, and the optometrist had cardboard
> > and
> > > film filter glasses for free in their lobby.
> > >
> >
> > ​now that is one I would be very leery about trusting for my eyesight,
> > it's sounds no different than the gimmicky sunglasses sold elsewhere​
> >
> > --
> >  _  ____
> > / \__/   Scotty, We Need More Power !!
> > \_/ _\__ Aye, Cap'n, but we've only got 80 col's !!
> >
>
>
>
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> Jason Perkins
> 313 355 0085
>



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