Experts emphasize safety as US prepares for solar eclipse

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

COUNTY — As viewers look to the skies during Monday’s total solar eclipse, they should take steps to not do long-lasting damage to their eyes.

According to Prevent Blindness, “eclipse blindness” or retinal burns, also known as solar retinopathy, can result from exposing your eyes to the sun without proper protection during a solar eclipse. Unprotected exposure can cause damage or even destroy retinal cells that transmit what you see to your brain. Solar retinopathy occurs with no pain

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