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    How will ophthalmologists watch the eclipse?

     

    Jury still out on protection for dogs

    The scientific community seems to be split on whether eye protection is needed for dogs during an eclipse. Some say the animals may be spooked by the sudden dawn, but unlike people, probably won’t be staring directly at the sun.

    Others say it’s better to play it safe and either keep dogs inside with blinds closed or to attempt to fit approved ISO 12312-2 glasses on them.

    “If the dog were to look at [the eclipse] directly, then it may pose a risk, especially during a partial eclipse,” Dr. Mali said.

    Jolie Higazi
    Jolie is the Content Specialist for Ophthalmology Times. She can be reached at [email protected]

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