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Protect eyesight during solar eclipse – Pentiction Western News

Clark is worried that children could have a tendency to take a peak at the eclipse without any visual protection.

“There is absolutely no safe way to watch the eclipse other than on television.”

A Kelowna optometrist has some eye protection advice for anyone planning to watch the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.

Because the moon is blocking the sun’s light, the pain of staring at the sun on a normal day is reduced.

Clark notes that when the eclipse passes over the Central Okanagan, the moon will block about 80 per cent of the sun.

Dr. Paul Clark says there are serious risks associated with viewing an eclipse directly, even with the use of solar filter eyewear.

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