Eye Safety Paramount in Viewing Eclipse

Eye Safety Paramount in Viewing Eclipse | solar eclipse, Dr. Craig McCabe, eye damage, retinal damage, Murfreesboro news, NewsRadio WGNS

There are a lot of questions and concerns people have about properly viewing the once in a lifetime solar eclipse. Dr. Craig McCabe at McCabe Vision Center stresses only special eclipse viewing glasses are safe...

McCabe says damage done to your eyes cannot be treated and the best treatment is prevention.

McCabe also tells NewsRadio WGNS not look at the sun through binoculars or a telescope...

What about taking photos...

McCabe says there is a period where it's safe to take off the glasses during totality. But a lot depends on where you're viewing.

If you do stare at the sun during a partial eclipse and suffer retinal damage, symptoms may not show up immediately. Those symptoms include watery eyes, blurry vision or developing blind spots.

Again, Dr. McCabe stresses the eye damage from improper viewing is irreversible.

As for pets, experts suggest don't chance it. Keep them inside because they can also suffer retinal damage.