If you're hoping to take in some of the big eclipse that's coming up in Amarillo, Texas, you might be in luck. There's actually a way you can view the eclipse without melting your eyes, or at least causing some damage to them. The best part is that you can partake in the viewing of the eclipse and help out with a great local cause.

What Can Happen To Your Eyes After Looking At The Eclipse?

It's never a good idea to stare at the sun. We all know that. Staring at the sun can do damage to your peepers, and that goes for during an eclipse as well. According to Prevent Blindness, it can cause retinal burns or "eclipse blindness".

The effects of "eclipse blindness" can be temporary or permanent. The crazy part is that the damage can occur with no pain. So, don't go staring at the sun.

Symptoms of "eclipse blindness" include loss of central vision, distorted vision, and altered color vision.

Is There A Way To Watch The Eclipse In Amarillo, Texas?

While we won't get the full show that some other places will enjoy, we'll still get to see about 80 percent of the sun covered during the eclipse on April 8. If you want to watch the solar spectacle, you'll want to get your hands on some special eclipse glasses.

Lucky for you Broome Optical is supposedly selling the eclipse glasses like they have for every other eclipse we've had in recent history. These glasses will let you watch the eclipse without all of the negative repercussions. They'll set you back a dollar.

The money raised from sales of eclipse glasses will be split between Amarillo and High Plains Children's Homes.

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