How to Experience the Great American Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Vision

Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology offer tips on how to safely view this once-in-a-lifetime event

If you believe you have hurt your eyes while watching the recent solar eclipse, visit this link for more information.

If you think you need to see an ophthalmologist to check out your eyes, visit this page of our website to find an eye doctor in your area.

If you suspect that the solar eclipse glasses you used to view the eclipse were faulty or possibly counterfeit, be sure to let your ophthalmologist know and bring those glasses to your appointment. The US government is investigating these cases and has asked WAEPS physicians for help in turning in suspect glasses. Thanks for your help and let us know if you need further assistance!

You can reach the WAEPS office at 206-956-3650 or via email: waeps@waeps.org