Eclipse glasses sold at Vancouver eye clinic part of recall

By Marissa Harshman, Columbian Health Reporter

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Some of the eclipse glasses sold at Vancouver Eye Care locations across Clark County may not be safe to use.

The eye clinics sold the glasses to patients and community members. One batch of glasses sold — Soluna and Sun Catcher brands — meet safety standards. The second batch, however, was included in the recall issued last week by Amazon.

The glasses that have not been confirmed to be safe for use are orange and black Eclipse USA glasses. Anyone with those glasses can return them to any Vancouver Eye Care location for a replacement, while supplies last. Once replacement glasses are gone, the clinic will issue full refunds.

Vancouver Eye Care contacted more than 3,700 patients who had appointments at its clinics during the time the glasses were sold.

If you’re unsure whether your eclipse glasses are OK to use, check out the American Astronomical Society website, https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters.