Well today is the big day, the solar eclipse will be crossing over parts of Texas and many have their glasses ready to go. Turns out, you might not want to stare at the sun if you bought them from Amazon.

Amazon Issues Refunds for Solar Eclipse Glasses

If you're smart, you didn't wait til the last minute to get your solar eclipse glasses for today. Maybe you kept it simple and ordered some from Amazon. Well over the weekend, Amazon users were refunded money for their solar eclipse glasses and customers were warned they may not want to use them.

What Eclipse Glasses Were Refunded?

If you purchased your solar eclipse glasses on Amazon and they're the Bikini Brand that say "AAS Approved 2024 – CE & ISO Certified Safe Shades for Direct Sun Viewing (6 Packs)". Turns out, the manufacturer is straight up lying to the customer. AAS stands for American Astronomical Society. The AAS has NOT approved these glasses for direct sun viewing, so if you plan on using these today, you could end up like this.


Amazon Statement on Recalled Solar Eclipse Glasses

"We continuously monitor our store for non-compliant products, and when we discover a product was undetected by our proactive checks, we address the issue immediately and refine our controls," the statement read in part. "If customers have concerns about an item they’ve purchased, we encourage them to contact our Customer Service directly so we can address any questions they may have. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers.”

How to Tell If You Have Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses

“When you wear the glasses, you should not be able to see anything," Dr. Nina Goyal, an ophthalmologist with Rush University Medical Center told NBC Chicago. "It is a flexible resin with carbon particles infused, the only thing you should be able to see out of these is the orange glow of the sun. Don't use sunglasses, don't layer sunglasses, and don't use smoked glass."

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