How will the eclipse blind me?

Watch Dr. Aaker speak on KVUE about the solar eclipse There has been a lot of chatter regarding the solar eclipse and the best way to view it without causing eye damage. In this post, I want to talk a little bit about solar retinopathy which could result from direct viewing of the solar eclipse. This is what happens with prolonged direct viewing of the sun or other similar amounts of light. Everyone's eye is similar to a camera. The lens of the eye focuses light on the film which is called the retina. Have you ever used a magnifying glass to light something on fire with the rays of the sun? The magnifying glass focuses the light to what is called a "focal point." When you use a magnif

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