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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.



    I also just received a notice from Amazon about the glasses I ordered:

    Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer. We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.

    However they are marked as meeting the ISA requirement but they're made in China and it's not beyond the realm of possibility that they just printed that on the glasses without really confirming that this is true. I'm really torn, there's almost no way to get new glasses before I leave to view the eclipse but it's my and my families eyes we're talking about here. It's possible they are safe and the manufacturer just never got the documentation to Amazon on time and it's possible that they lied about the ISO certification to make more money.

    Maybe we'll just make some pinhole viewers for the time leading up to the eclipse, the most important part is totality and the glasses aren't needed there.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by stoest219 View Post
    I also just received a notice from Amazon about the glasses I ordered:

    Amazon has not received confirmation from the supplier of your order that they sourced the item from a recommended manufacturer. We recommend that you DO NOT use this product to view the sun or the eclipse.

    However they are marked as meeting the ISA requirement but they're made in China and it's not beyond the realm of possibility that they just printed that on the glasses without really confirming that this is true. I'm really torn, there's almost no way to get new glasses before I leave to view the eclipse but it's my and my families eyes we're talking about here. It's possible they are safe and the manufacturer just never got the documentation to Amazon on time and it's possible that they lied about the ISO certification to make more money.

    Maybe we'll just make some pinhole viewers for the time leading up to the eclipse, the most important part is totality and the glasses aren't needed there.
    My local Walmart is selling the ones from eclipseglasses.com (see Scott's post with link). It may be worth a trip to check if Walmart near you have any. Our store has plenty in stock and I found these on an endcap display in the garden section.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Luckily my Astronomy club was handing out solar glasses at the August 3rd meeting which were given to the club by NASA However I got a few glasses from Orange County Telescope I need to check these glasses with the sun.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    I got my mine from Eclipse.org and were made by Rainbow Symphony in US. It says on them that they are ISO certified, but now am just a little concerned. Guess I need to carefully check them out.

    It is a shame when you do not know who can you trust now days.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by sjcunningham44 View Post
    I got my mine from Eclipse.org and were made by Rainbow Symphony in US. It says on them that they are ISO certified, but now am just a little concerned. Guess I need to carefully check them out.

    It is a shame when you do not know who can you trust now days.
    These are ok per this article: NASA-approved eclipse glasses brands - Business Insider

    I've got the same ones and have used them several times to view the Sun.
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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    I also received several notices from Amazon, which is why I found this forum. I got 4 pairs of eclipse viewing glasses from a company named Habibee that were not confirmed as safe. I also bought two telescope filters from Spectrum Telescope that I was informed I'm getting a refund for. I'm not so worried about the glasses because I bought a dozen or so from American Paper Optics and a couple of pairs of Celestron solar binoculars. But the two lenses for my telescope and my camera's zoom lens were expensive and I doubt if I have time to order replacements before the eclipse. Furthermore, I've been using them for several weeks to take test pictures of the sun and view it through my telescope. So far I still haven't gone blind. But I'm curious to know if anyone knows anything about Spectrum Telescope and how reputable they are. Their website still claims the filters are ISO certified, but the items have definitely been pulled from Amazon. I have family members coming with me to view the eclipse, and I want to make sure they are safe. Any feedback, even opinions, would be appreciated.
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    They say that one way to 'check' the glasses is to look around at bright lights. If you see anything other than the sun there no good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jroberts44 View Post
    I also received several notices from Amazon, which is why I found this forum. I got 4 pairs of eclipse viewing glasses from a company named Habibee that were not confirmed as safe. I also bought two telescope filters from Spectrum Telescope that I was informed I'm getting a refund for. I'm not so worried about the glasses because I bought a dozen or so from American Paper Optics and a couple of pairs of Celestron solar binoculars. But the two lenses for my telescope and my camera's zoom lens were expensive and I doubt if I have time to order replacements before the eclipse. Furthermore, I've been using them for several weeks to take test pictures of the sun and view it through my telescope. So far I still haven't gone blind. But I'm curious to know if anyone knows anything about Spectrum Telescope and how reputable they are. Their website still claims the filters are ISO certified, but the items have definitely been pulled from Amazon. I have family members coming with me to view the eclipse, and I want to make sure they are safe. Any feedback, even opinions, would be appreciated.
    I'm comfortable with Spectrum Telescope products and I've tested the camera filter I bought from them which seems to work fine. It might be worth noting I'm using the live view feature on my camera and not looking through the viewfinder. If anything does by chance get incinerated, it will be my camera and not my eye. I can replace a camera, but if that's the case I will certainly address the issue with them.

    They state on their website they are ISO safe.

    Link to their information page: FAQ
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    Wow, now I'm glad I over paid for mine from Celestron. Thanks to everyone for the links and info.

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    Default Re: Safety Notice! Solar glasses purchased from Amazon.

    Quote Originally Posted by musiclucho View Post
    Gosh, this is serious trouble
    I guess they were selling normal sunglasses as solar glasses or whatever.
    Well...I may not be fully prepared but all that I've got was a Baader solar sheet from Agena. I was tented to do it from Amazon but honestly the price was better in Agena.
    Hey Luis!
    I too bought mine from Agena because they had the Baader name on them. I bought some from Lowes for my office staff. I've got to check those to make sure they are OK!
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