Safely Watch the Eclipse LIVE today at 2pm on WTVM!

Safely Watch the Eclipse –  

News Leader 9’s, Barbara Gauthier, will be interviewing West Georgia Eye Care Center’s Clinical Manager (Melissa Wells, COT) on WTVM’s Special Live Coverage of the Solar Eclipse.

During the past weeks, WTVM and West Georgia Eye Care Center have been getting the message out to protect your vision and eye-health during the Solar Eclipse. Dr. Mayfield, MD (our board certified, fellowship trained retinologist) spoke on a WTVM segment outlining the risks of eye exposure to the eclipse.  He made the important point that any viewing of the sun can be dangerous.  The interest in the Solar Eclipse may make more people inclined to want to view the sun.  Also, during the eclipse, it may be more comfortable to view the sun because the brightness is diminished.  However, the dangerous rays are still very present! 

Important Eclipse Questions –

We have received questions like the following:

Q: Will my Raybans protect my eyes during the eclipse?

A: NO! Regular sunglasses, even top-of-the-line sunglasses will not protect your eyes from direct sun gazing!

Important Links –

For safe eclipse viewing guidelines click the link below to the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s post on the subject:

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/tips-prevention/solar-eclipse-eye-safety

And, to tune in to the Channel 9’s Live Coverage, follow the link below:

http://www.wtvm.com/story/36169996/news-leader-9s-special-eclipse-coverage#