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The stellar event of the year

You have most likely heard by now that all of the United States will have a solar eclipse on August 21st. The moon will cover part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours! It is projected that anyone within a narrow path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a brief total eclipse. The moon will completely block the sun’s bright face for up to 2 minutes 40 seconds and day will turn into night! (Remember our good old optics friends the umbra and penumbra?!) Listed below is what the American Optometric Association, in partnership with the American Astronomical Society, has provided to safely view the eclipse.

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Vicky Wong
Co-Associate Editor, Retina & Low Vision for odsonfb.com. Dr. Vicky Wong is a graduate of Elizabethtown College in central Pennsylvania, graduating early with a Biology Pre-medicine concentration. Dr. Wong then received her optometric doctorate from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry in Fort Lauderdale, FL with the distinction of Gold Key Honor Society induction. She completed an additional residency at the Lexington VA Medical Center affiliated with the University of Kentucky with a special emphasis on Low Vision and Ocular Disease management. Dr. Wong is a member of the American Optometric Association, Maryland Optometric Association, and Vision Rehabilitation Section. Recently, Dr. Wong was selected as the Maryland Young Optometrist of the Year for her accomplishments and commitments to Optometry and her patients.