Here's Where To Find Eclipse-Viewing Glasses In Town


SAN ANGELO, TX -  On April 8, residents of San Angelo and viewers across much of the state will experience a rare solar eclipse.

However, the worst thing you can do during an eclipse is look at it with the naked eye. 

You may have seen how sunlight can start a fire when focused through a magnifying glass. The sun can do the same thing to your retina.

Your eye’s lens focuses light on the back of your eye so you can see clearly. But if you look directly at the sun, that focused light can burn your eye, causing damage and vision loss that can be permanent. 

Damage from the eclipse is unlikely to cause pain or discomfort in your eyes because the retina does not have any pain nerves. Instead, you would notice visual symptoms within four to six hours. However, some may notice symptoms after 12 hours.

Here are some symptoms to look out for:

  • Blurry vision
  • Headache
  • A blind spot in your central vision in one or both eyes
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Distorted vision, in which a straight line looks bent, or a door jamb looks curvy
  • Changes in the way you see color, known as "dyschromatopsia"

In San Angelo, you can buy eclipse-viewing glasses at the following locations: 

Walmart SuperCenters 


Stephens Central Library

Specialties Toy Store

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