A Question: Post-Apoc-Eclipsic-Glasses

We all know what will happen on August 21, 2017. The moon is poised to steal the sunshine’s…well, sunshine.

We’ve also all heard the speeches by now about starting directly into the sun during an eclipse. I really don’t think anyone makes SPF 4,000,000 for your retinas, nor can the damage that’s been done by staring at the sun be reversed. PLEASE DON’T LOOK AT THE ECLIPSE WITHOUT PROPER EYE PROTECTION. SUNGLASSES ALONE AREN’T ENOUGH!

These won't work, either.
This won’t work, either.

(Author’s Note: I’m not a scientist, nor do I play one on TV. However, I read a lot, and I think it’s generally been agreed upon that staring directly into the sun is a bad idea no matter the circumstances.)

For several weeks now, people have been flocking to retailers to buy their special eclipse glasses so that they can look directly towards the sun for brief periods of time. These glasses have been flying off the shelves.

I did have a question, though. I’m sure this has been addressed, but what happens to all of those glasses after August 21?

I know that many of them have been decorated with the date for keepsake purposes, but how many people will actually keep them? What can you do with the gazillions of them left over after the event? I’m curious to know more, just because I’m always inclined to ask questions. Asking questions is a good thing, you know. You tend to learn stuff when you do.

(By the way, I don’t have any intentions of photographing the event. I decided a long time ago to leave this one to the experts. If I come up with a nice sunset scene or waterfall or something in the near future, though, I’ll be sure to share that photo with all six of my loyal readers.)

Anyway, may your skies be cloudless, may your viewing methods be safe, and may your eclipse experience be enjoyable!

Author: Sara

Writer, humorist, photographer, knitter, bookworm, musician, and teacher.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *