Eclipse and Eye Protection: Tips for Safely Viewing the April 8 Total Solar Eclipse

UHS Gets Ready to Surpass Expectations with “Eclipse” Event on April 8!

The upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8 is an event not to be missed! To allow our University Health Service staff to partake in the excitement of this historic occasion, the office will be closed for one hour in the afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. During this time, Dr. Ethan Beaudett, our Medical Chief, will be on-call to handle any urgent calls received by our answering service. Normal operations will resume at 4:00 p.m.

If you are planning to view the eclipse, it is important to remember to protect your eyes during the event to prevent any long-term damage to your vision. Professor James Zavislan, an expert in optics and biomedical engineering as well as ophthalmology, explains how eclipse glasses work to shield your eyes from the sun’s harmful light. These glasses can be obtained with a University ID from various locations on the River Campus and at the Eastman School of Music.

Make sure you take all necessary precautions during this extraordinary event and enjoy it safely!

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