Eclipses are some of the most captivating cosmic events to observe. When you watch a solar eclipse, it is important to protect your eyes when viewing a portion of the sun that is not occluded by the eclipse. Protecting your eyes can prevent permanent eye damage and also give you a more detailed view of the celestial event. Are Rainbow Symphony eyeglasses safe for solar eclipses? The answer is yes, and here are six reasons why:
Every solar filter and pair of eclipse glasses sold by Rainbow Symphony is ISO compliant & CE certified. The quality of our eclipse viewing products is proven to meet the standards necessary to ensure our customers’ safety. Because of this, Rainbow Symphony is also listed as a trusted source for eclipse glasses and solar filters by the American Astronomical Society.
Optical Density 5
Our eclipse viewing eyewear has an optical density of 5 which is suitable for viewing the four types of solar eclipses: total eclipses, partial eclipses, hybrid eclipses, and annular eclipses. The scratch-resistant finish on our black polymer lenses also keeps them in excellent condition.
Blocks Ultraviolet Light
Our eclipse eyewear blocks 100% of dangerous ultraviolet light. Viewing solar eclipses without ultraviolet protection can cause serious damage, including diminished central vision and damage to the macula, a portion of the retina that is located at the back of the eye. This is why normal sunglasses will not suffice.
Blocks Infrared Light
Eclipse eyewear from Rainbow Symphony also blocks 100% of infrared light. Unlike ultraviolet light, infrared light is invisible to the naked eye. However, by viewing a high concentration of infrared light or receiving consistent exposure over time can irreversibly damage your retina.
Reduces Intense Visible Light
When you view a solar eclipse with our eyewear that is specifically designed for the event, intense visible light is reduced by 99.999%. Unlike infrared light, this type of light is highly visible and can damage the anterior part of your eye, as well as the retinal structures.
Our solar eclipse eyewear are “CE” certified to meet the safety transmission requirements of several important standards across the globe: scale 12-16 of EN 169/1992, 2012 transmission requirements of EN 1836:2005, and AS/NZS 1338.1:1992 of the Queensland Directive.
Printed Safety Instructions
When used improperly, solar eclipse glasses do not offer the eye protection you need. This is why we print instructions for use on the backside of our eyewear. This is especially helpful for viewing eclipses in groups that contain people who are not familiar with using eclipse glasses.
View Solar Eclipses Safely
There are plenty of solar eclipse glasses to choose from, but not all of them offer the comprehensive protection of glasses that you find at Rainbow Symphony. Whether you view solar eclipses regularly or infrequently, it is important to remember that a single eclipse that is viewed without proper eye protection can cause serious damage that may not heal.
Are Rainbow Symphony eclipse glasses safe for solar eclipses? Absolutely. Get the eye protection you need for the next solar eclipse by shopping our wide selection of glasses and solar filters for your camera lenses and binoculars.