August 4, 2017

How to Protect Your Eyes During the Total Solar Eclipse

An upcoming solar eclipse will offer a stunning sight. A Michigan Medicine ophthalmologist and retina surgeon explains how to view it safely.

Later this month, a total solar eclipse will offer a rare — although brief —sight to millions when the sun disappears fully behind the moon. An otherwise bright summer sky will give way to total darkness.  

Is it OK to have a peek? The answer: not without the right protection. 

Retina specialist, Rajesh Rao, MD,  explains how to experience this event without damaging your vision.