“As champions of sharp vision, we want to help everyone see this cross-country celestial spectacle as clearly and safely as possible—before it disappears again for nearly 30 years,” reads a page dedicated to the eclipse on Warby Parker’s website.
Solar eclipse glasses are selling out in record numbers on Amazon and Walmart, according to Business Insider. As a result, knockoffs are being produced and sold, but buyer beware.
According to the American Astronomical Society (AAS), solar eclipse glasses that aren’t certified don’t protect your eyes. “Your eyes are precious,” the AAS’s website reads. “You don’t need astronomers to tell you that, but you do need astronomers to tell you where to get safe solar filters: from the companies listed on this page.”
Here’s a list provided by the AAS of reputable eclipse glass brands and retailers.
Or, if you’re in New York, head over to Warby Parker to get a pair of certified fresh solar eclipse glasses. It’s recommended you call the store first to make sure the location hasn’t sold out.
55 Bergen St.
121 Greene Street
25 Grand Central Terminal
New York City HQ and Showroom
161 Avenue of the Americas
819 Washington Street