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You can safely take a picture of the solar eclipse with your iPhone — but don’t use the camera to watch it

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez / Stringer As you may have heard, a total solar eclipse is making its way across the continental US today. You need to wear protective solar eclipse glasses to safely watch the moon cross in front of the sun, as the sun's powerful rays can cause serious eye damage if they are viewed directly. (There are good ways to watch the event without staring at the sun if you haven't been able to find glasses.) But one method of trying to watch without...

Jins Frontswitch Glasses (With Jins Screen)

You don't always need to get eyeglasses through your optometrist (though you should still see one regularly to maintain your eye health and to keep your prescription up to date). In fact, you can find some pretty interesting advances and good deals if you shop online instead. Japanese company Jins Eyewear has a new take on clip-on sunglasses called Frontswitch (starting at $150) that are worth checking out. When paired with the company's blue light-filtering Jins Screen coating ($60), they...

Special glasses help Menifee boy overcome color blindness

Ezra Manzano is overcoming colorblindness with the help of Enchroma glasses, an innovative technological advance that helps colorblind people see in color in Menifee Friday, August 4, 2017. FRANK BELLINO, THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE/SCNGEzra Manzano didn’t really get the fuss about fireworks. And he sometimes had difficulty distinguishing between his and the opposing team’s jerseys at soccer practice.That all changed on March 13 when the colorblind 10-year-old from Menifee put on a pair of dark...