UPDATE: ACE HARDWARE HAS SOLD OUT OF ECLIPSE GLASSES
(WSPA) — If you’ve been struggling to find safety glasses for the eclipse, you’re not alone.
The 40,0000 free glasses 7News and Hamricks were giving out are gone, and many retailers selling the glasses are sold out.
You may have seen some steep prices online at sites like Amazon.
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“You can get them on Amazon for an exorbanent price,” Chet Sydek said.
He said he has gone to eight stores and found nothing.
“The only thing I can count on right now is shear luck,” he said.
Whatever you do, make sure you get eclipse glasses approved by NASA. They have the ISO logo and a reputable manufacturer. Click this link to see a list of those manufacturers.
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“When you put them on you should be able to see absolutely nothing, even if I look at a bare frosted bulb, I can see absolutely nothing through them. You should only be able to see the sun or maybe, a bare filament on a clear light bulb, and it should be extremely dim,” said Grant Brown with the GHS Eye Institute in Spartanburg.
Eclipse glasses were given away at Easley City Hall on Thursday morning. 7News is told all 150 pairs were gone in just 10 minutes.