Eek! Are my solar eclipse glasses safe? Double check

The news that Amazon has been selling eclipse glasses that are not safe for human eyes might have you in a panic before Monday’s eclipse.

How do you know if yours are safe?

The American Astronomical Society of the National Science Foundation has these guidelines: 

Your glasses and handheld viewers should have the ISO 12312-2 safety standard on them.

Before you stare into the sun with your eclipse glasses, check if they are safe. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)

Reputable brands include:

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You can also find effective solar glasses (if they still have them) at these stores:

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Online you can find them at these sites, if they still have them or if they can get them to you in time:

Some libraries (though not the Austin Public Library) also have free safe glasses. Those that do are mostly given them out at their events.

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