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    How will ophthalmologists watch the eclipse?

     

    First one to see the eclipse

    “I plan on being on the Oregon coast that day and driving up to Newport or Depoe Bay early in the morning if traffic permits," said Richard S. Hoffman, MD. "I have my ISO 12312-2 solar glasses and plan on looking at the eclipse intermittently if weather permits.  I may even take a boat ride out of shore so that I can be one of the first people to see it in the country.

    "I tell my patients to make sure they are using ISO-approved glasses, but to play it safe, don’t stare at the eclipse for the full time," said Dr. Hoffman, clinical associate professor of ophthalmology, Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, and a member of Ophthalmology Times’ Editorial Advisory Board.

    "The totality event is the real special part of the eclipse so they should only stare for prolonged periods during that portion just in case they got bogus or defective glasses,” he said.

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

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