How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely

We're just a week away from the total solar eclipse and doctors have a warning for those who plan on watching it.

An eclipse may not be more dangerous to the eyes than the everyday sun, but it can seem that way because you have to fight your instincts to look up and watch.

"Those rays will hit whoever is starting at the sun and our eyes will focus right at the center of the Macular which is where we get our 20/20 vision.  We will be very sensitive to those rays and maybe get burns that could be irreversible," said Dr. Roberto Warman, Pediatric Ophthalmologist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

Dr. Warman says wearing regular sunglasses won't be enough.

"The appropriate lens protector is really dark.  If you put it on you see nothing except the sun," said Dr. Warman.

Dr. Warman recommends getting the proper eye protection now so you and your kids can safely watch the eclipse.

Here's what the protective glasses look like.

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