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Eclipse glasses

August 20, 2017

Dr. Rose was recently interviewed by Kristi King of WTOP.  She talks about the dangers of the Great American Eclipse of 2017 and why children are at highest risk from losing vision by directly looking at the sun. The total eclipse of the sun is unusual in the United States.  The last total eclipse of the sun in the United States occurred in 1918.  The last...

August 20, 2017

Shilpa Rose, M.D., as she appeared on WUSA 9, gives advice on how to safely view the upcoming solar eclipse of the sun. A solar eclipse of the sun is a very uncommon event in North America.  The last total eclipse of the sun in the United States was in 1918 when the path of totality traveled from Washington to Florida. Are you protecting your vision from...

August 11, 2017

Staring at the sun or a solar eclipse without proper solar filters can lead to blindness.  The Great American Eclipse 2017 will occur on August 21, 2017.  Be prepared to witness this unique astronomical event with proper “eclipse glasses” or solar viewers. The sun can directly cause damage to the retina.  Your cornea and lens are not affected by the sun’s...