Consumer Alert: How to tell the difference between real and fake eclipse glasses

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ROCHESTER, NY – This consumer alert is a tutorial on how to tell the difference between real and fake eclipse glasses.

Real eclipse glasses like these are made of a black polymer that blocks almost all infrared and ultraviolet rays. If you put your hand in front of your face while wearing your glasses, you shouldn't be able to see it.

First thing to look for: The lenses should be reflective on the outside and black on the inside. If the lenses are not reflective, you have fake lenses.]

Secondly, search for the ISO sea. International Organization for Standardization. You should see this stamp and the number 12312-2.

American Paper Optics is a major company that makes real eclipse glasses. Sometimes, counterfeit products will also say APO but will fail to list the apo address found on each pair that actually manufactures the APO.

In fact, many counterfeit products use the names of several legitimate manufacturers. So, if you purchase your eclipse glasses online, the American Astronomical Society recommends that you only purchase your glasses through links to a vetted list of vendors on its site.

this is important. Using fake eyeglasses can permanently damage your vision.

here It is the link to the American Astronomical Society. The site also contains a wealth of information.

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