Feb. 9, 2024 — Prevent Blindness is working to prepare the public to safely experience the total solar eclipse taking place Monday, April 8, with its Eclipse + Your Eyes program, which offers eclipse glasses for purchase in addition to free educational resources.
The April 8 eclipse will be the last total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous U.S. until 2045. Its path of totality in North America begins in Mexico and continues through Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine before ending in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The eclipse glasses sold as part of the Eclipse + Your Eyes program are manufactured to meet the safety guidelines of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 12312-2), and proceeds support the nonprofit’s programs.
Additionally, Prevent Blindness produced an educational video with former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, Ph.D., retired NASA physicist Rafat Ansari, Ph.D., and medical retinal specialist Amy Babiuch, M.D., from Cleveland Clinic. The Preschool and Early Childhood Solar Eclipse Lesson and Book can assist educators and parents when discussing the importance of safe eclipse viewing with children.