Vancouver! Gear Up for the Eclipse with Safe Eye Care from Look Optome

Mark your calendars, Vancouver!  An awe-inspiring solar eclipse is coming our way on April 8th, 2024. But before you step outside to witness this celestial event, prioritize your eye health!  Look Optometry, your friendly Vancouver neighborhood eye clinic, is here to ensure you enjoy the eclipse with safe eyes.

What is a Solar Eclipse and How Can it Affect Your Eyes?

During a solar eclipse, the moon partially or fully blocks the sun's light. While it's a magnificent sight, looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can cause permanent eye damage. The sun's intense rays can burn the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of your eye. This damage, called solar retinopathy, can lead to blurred vision, blind spots, or even complete vision loss.



Keeping Your Eyes Safe During the Eclipse

Let's enjoy the eclipse safely! Here are some essential tips:

  • Look for Certified Eye Protection: Ditch the sunglasses! They're not strong enough to filter the sun's harmful rays. Instead, invest in eclipse glasses specifically certified to meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. Look Optometry's eye care experts can recommend reputable retailers.

  • Inspect Before Use: Before using eclipse glasses, inspect them thoroughly for scratches or damage. Even a tiny imperfection can compromise your eye safety.
  • Supervise Children: Never let children look at the eclipse without proper eye protection. Their developing eyes are even more susceptible to damage.



What to Do if You Experience Eye Problems After the Eclipse

If you experience any vision changes, blurred vision, or eye pain after the eclipse,  seek immediate medical attention from an ophthalmologist or emergency room. Early intervention is crucial to minimize potential damage.

Get Expert Advice

Have questions about safe eclipse viewing or eye care in general?  Look Optometry's team of eye health experts is here to help! Call us at 604-501-0900 to discuss your concerns and get personalized advice.

Schedule Your Post-Eclipse Eye Exam

Following the eclipse, schedule a comprehensive eye exam at your local Look Optometry clinic. This will allow our expert optometrists to assess your eye health and ensure you haven't experienced any unseen damage.

Look Optometry: Your Partner in Eye Care

At Look Optometry, we're passionate about supporting our community's eye health.  As a small business, we appreciate your support! So, let's celebrate the eclipse safely and keep your vision bright.  Visit us online to book your appointment today!


  • Use certified eclipse glasses
  • Never look directly at the sun
  • Schedule a post-eclipse eye exam
  • Call Look Optometry for expert advice

Let's keep your eyes safe and enjoy the eclipse together!

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