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NASA: Not all solar eclipse viewing glasses are safe

With the solar eclipse less than a month away, eclipse viewing glasses are in high demand among people hoping to get a glimpse of the rare event. But NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, warns that many eclipse viewing glasses on the market may be unsafe.Many glasses may not have lenses that are certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), meaning their lenses may not provide adequate protection from looking directly at the sun, according to...

Don't know what to do with those eclipse glasses? Donate them.

Those who were able to snag a pair of coveted solar eclipse glasses for Monday's event witnessed a moment in history. But now that the eclipse is over, many are left wondering: What do I do with my glasses?The little piece of cardboard glasses seem almost useless now, and while it may be tempting to tuck them away for the next U.S. eclipse on April 8, 2024, officials warn against it.RELATED: Good luck finding solar eclipse glasses across Tampa Bay, U.S.Some eclipse glasses manufacturers warn...

Eclipse glasses alternatives? Most welder's lenses not suitable for viewing safely

CLOSE University of Tennessee's Paul Lewis demonstrates the damage you can do to your eyes if you watch an eclipse through optical instruments like a telescope, even with solar filter glasses. Buy PhotoPaul Lewis, director of space science outreach & planetarium at University of Tennessee holds a piece of welding glass which is safe to look at the sun through with your eyes, on top of the Nielsen physics building at UT Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Lewis warns it is unsafe to view...