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Where to Get Free Warby Parker Eclipse Glasses in New York

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Fashion Editor
Updated: 29 August 2017
A hipster eyewear chain is giving away free solar eclipse glasses—here’s how to get them. Warby Parker, with 57 locations throughout the U.S., is handing out free eclipse glasses. And of course, the solar specs are celestially stylish. All you have to do is go to the counter and request up to two pairs of eclipse glasses.
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“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.

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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.

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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.

Brooklyn

55 Bergen St.

SoHo

121 Greene Street

Midtown

25 Grand Central Terminal

New York City HQ and Showroom

161 Avenue of the Americas

Meatpacking District

819 Washington Street