As Aug 21 nears, solar obscure eyeglasses are offered out across
Retailers including REI, Walmart, and Best Buy have sole of their
obscure eyeglasses online. Amazon still has eyeglasses available
by third-party retailers — yet some
are nearing after a large event.
Complicating matters is a fact that the marketplace is being
flooded with poor knockoffs. Watching a eclipse
by eyeglasses that aren’t approved to strengthen your eyes can
lead to critical damage.
Fortunately, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) has a
list of creditable brands and retailers.
“Your eyes are precious!” a AAS’s website reads. “You
don’t need astronomers to tell we that, yet we do need
astronomers to tell we where to get protected solar filters: from the
companies listed on this page.”
There are ways to get giveaway obscure glasses, yet bonds are
using low. Libraries are giving divided 2 million giveaway eyeglasses and
NASA is handing out 1.5 million. Check out these maps
showing where to get them — during libraries
NASA observation events. Once we know that option is
many convenient, check with internal staff to see how to get free
If you’re peaceful to spend money, museums, planetariums, and
other science-centric organizations might be your best bet. The AAS
has a prolonged list of
groups that are offered glasses.
Plus, there are a mainstream retailers offered a glasses.
Here’s a list of retailers, according to a AAS:
- Best Buy
- Casey’s General Store
- Circle K
- Hobby Town
- London Drugs
- Love’s Travel Stops
- McDonald’s (Oregon only)
- Pilot/Flying J
- Toys “R” Us
Many of these stores are already sold out.
Fortunately, a AAS also has a list of online sites that are
offered obscure glasses. However, if we buy from this list, make
certain to double check a code is on a AAS-approved list — some
vendors might be offered both protected and vulnerable glasses.
Here’s a list of online stores and other vendors selling
- 123 Sales
- Educational Innovations
- Electronic Analyst
- Firefly Buys (FFB)
- Fred Meyer
- Freedom Hill
- Mega-Fun Toys
- Off a Wall Toys Gifts
- Run to Shop
- Skyhawk Ventures
- Solar Eclipse Spectacles (paper eyeglasses only)
- Soluna/GSM Sales
- Your 5 Star General Store