Solar Eclipse 2017

The solar eclipse was the topic of discussion all over America on August 21, as it was the first total solar eclipse to unfold from coast to coast in almost a century. Before the phenomenon began here in Pittsburgh, we stopped by to present to the Creative Minds Learning Center, LLC preschool and school-aged classes.

solar eclipse

VBA’s Provider Relations Supervisor, Kara Walsh, explained the importance of protecting our eyes year-round with sunglasses. She informed the classes that wearing proper sunglasses helps protect our eyes from the sun’s damaging UV rays. She also handed out eclipse glasses, which are more powerful than everyday sunglasses, and provide adequate protection for viewing the solar eclipse.

With the help from a few eager volunteers, Kara was able to demonstrate how the moon would block the sun’s light, and cast a shadow on Earth. In our opinion, it was the cutest eclipse of the day!

We’re very grateful that Creative Minds Learning Center, LLC gave us the opportunity to share eclipse day with them. Click through the gallery below to see more of the excitement.

Let the countdown to eclipse 2024 begin!

The information contained above is intended to be educational in nature, does not constitute medical advice, and should not be relied on as a substitute for actual professional medical advice, care or treatment. If you have any vision, dental or other health related concerns, VBA encourages you to immediately contact your optometrist/ophthalmologist, dentist/orthodontist or any other competent, licensed, medical professional.