Tuesday, 11 July 2017
A once in a lifetime occurrence. You don’t hear that very often. On August 21st, 2017 (six weeks from now), a seventy four mile swath of our country, from Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina will witness a total solar eclipse.
It will start in Oregon and gradually move toward us, being most visible in the early afternoon. If you miss it this August, you will have to live 500 more years before the next one, so plan accordingly.
Does it ever strike you as odd that eye doctors tell you not to look at the sun, and then proceed to examine your eyes with hideously strong, bright lights? We follow that with our summary discussion, “Mrs. Jones here is what I found today”, all the while knowing you see nothing but a dark purple after image where our face used to be!
Don’t watch the eclipse and don’t look at the sun without protection. You can develop a solar burn to your retina and that can be permanently, visually altering.
However, for this once in a lifetime event we’ve got you covered. You can both look at the eclipse today and be protected. Thanks to Dr.Waymire and her team, we’ll be providing solar eclipse protective glasses to all our interested patients at Cool Springs and Donelson Eyecare. And we’re going to close the office for a couple of hours and throw a party to watch this once in a lifetime event.
When light turns to dark in the early afternoon on August 21st, you will be protected and you’re invited to join us for an eclipse viewing party. Leave it to those of us who provide you a lifetime of eyecare to also provide you a once in a lifetime visual experience.
See you soon,
Posted on 07/11/2017 3:49 PM by Dr. Jeffrey Kegarise
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