Andy Shaner Andy Shaner

CAUTION: Potentially bogus eclipse glasses

Posted on February 8, 2017 - 1:21 PM CST

Tags: General Public

From Alex Young:

Dear All,

It has come to our attention that there may be eclipse/solar viewing glasses floating around that do not meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard. The glasses in question are from a company called Solar Eclipse International of Toronto, Canada. There is concern that this is a front for a Chinese manufacturer that is not producing a properly certified product.

To date three manufacturers have certified that their eclipse glasses and hand-held solar viewers meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products: Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics, and Thousand Oaks Optical. Please be careful and make sure that your glasses are a certified vendor. 

Clear skies and happy viewing. 

Best Regards,
Alex Young