Watch Out for Fake Eclipse Glasses


McDonald's locations in OR are on NASA and the American Astronomical Society's list of certified retailers of eclipse glasses, which allow you to safely watch the solar eclipse on August 21.

The AAS and NASA have also published a list of legitimate companies making certifiably-safe eclipse glasses.

The Great American Eclipse, the first solar eclipse visible in all of America since 1979, is coming up fast.

If customers choose the Amazon route, it is important make sure the glasses will ship in time.

According to, the material for safe viewing glasses is low-priced and readily available through astronomical supply houses and at their website. He received a recall email Saturday morning at 7:28 a.m.

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"Safety is among our highest priorities".

A shop steward for Local 2665, the union that includes Cedar Hill Firefighters, said they ordered about 250 glasses from Amazon to hand out. Out of an abundance of caution, we have proactively reached out to customers and provided refunds for eclipse glasses that may not comply with industry standards.

You can find the glasses at online vendors including, Celestron, Explore Scientific and Meade Instruments.

NASA has also listed multiple ways to view the eclipse safely.

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