In preparation for the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, the DeSales University Emergency Services Department would like to remind you of a few safety tips while viewing the eclipse. The following tips will help keep you and your family safe during the eclipse:
- DO NOT stare directly at the sun with your naked eye at any time during the eclipse.
- Ordinary sunglasses, even very dark glasses, will not shield you from the sun’s UV rays during the eclipse.
- DO NOT look at the eclipse through a camera, a telescope, binoculars, or any other optical device. The concentrated solar rays will damage your eyes.
- The only safe way to look directly at the eclipse is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers. Homemade filters are not safe for looking at the eclipse.
- See an optometrist immediately if you should experience discomfort or vision problems following the eclipse.
Questions? Contact Dennis Rasley, director of emergency services, at ext. 1513 or email@example.com.