Watching the Total Solar Eclipse: How to Protect Your Eyes and Where to Get Your Glasses from at University of Rochester

UHS Gets Ready to Surpass Expectations with “Eclipse” Event on April 8!

On April 8th from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., the University Health Service office will be closed so that its staff can enjoy the excitement of the 2024 Solar Eclipse. During this time, Dr. Ethan Beaudett, our Medical Chief, will be on-call to handle any urgent calls received by our answering service. Once the event is over, normal operations will resume at 4:00 p.m.

We encourage everyone to take advantage of this historic opportunity and witness the solar eclipse safely. It’s crucial to protect your eyes during a solar eclipse to prevent any long-term damage to your vision. Professor James Zavislan, an expert in optics and biomedical engineering as well as ophthalmology, explains how eclipse glasses work to shield your eyes from harmful sunlight.

If you need eclipse glasses for the upcoming total solar eclipse, you can obtain up to two pairs with a University ID from various locations on River Campus and at the Eastman School of Music. Make sure you protect your eyes during this extraordinary event!

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