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DNR Selling Eclipse Safety Glasses


Eye protection is required to safely view the April 8th event

The state of Indiana is selling safety glasses for the April 8th eclipse. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

Viewing the sun without proper eye protection can cause permanent eye damage or even blindness.

So, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is selling eclipse glasses, branded with the state’s eclipse logo and purchased from a vendor on the American Astronomical Society’s approved list.

The DNR says the glasses have 2-millimeter scratch-resistant polymer lenses that filter 100% of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays.

They say the glasses have been independently tested to be safe for watching all phases of the eclipse.

Four-packs can be bought at ShopINStateParks.com for $10 each, plus shipping and handling.

Four-packs can also be purchased for the same price at any Indiana State Park gift shop or property office.

Individual pairs can be purchased for $3 each at state parks.

The eclipse will bring total darkness to cities in Indiana, including Evansville, Vincennes, Bloomington, and Indianapolis during the afternoon of April 8th.