When there is a big event on the horizon, like The Great American Solar Eclipse, there will be scams out there for the necessary accessories. In this case, glasses to view the event. 

Sun eclipse
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NASA says:

It’s common sense not to stare directly at the Sun with your naked eyes or risk damaging your vision, and that advice holds true for a partially eclipsed Sun. But, only with special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer, you can safely look directly at the Sun.

Meanwhile, the American Astronomical Society is recommending that you only use 'safe eclipse viewers.' Their recommended approved brands are:

  • American Paper Optics
  • APM Telescopes
  • Baader Planetarium
  • Celestron
  • DayStar
  • Explore Scientific
  • Lunt Solar Systems
  • Meade Instruments
  • Rainbow Symphony
  • Seymour Solar
  • Thousand Oaks Optical
  • TSE 17

Locally, many of these are being sold at:

  • 7-Eleven
  • Best Buy
  • Circle K
  • Lowe's
  • Toys 'R Us
  • Walmart

I've confirmed that Casino Pier in Seaside Heights will have them in stock and ready for sale on Friday.

Again, make note of the safe brands above. Recently, Amazon had to recall many glasses because they did not meet the standards needed to view an eclipse.

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