Eye Safety When Viewing & Capturing Solar Eclipse on Phones & Tablets

Solar EclipseSolar eclipses are rare, and with one coming up on August 21, no one wants to miss the opportunity to view and take pictures of this unique event. The eclipse will be viewable across North America, with certain areas experiencing a total eclipse.

With all the excitement around this event, you should be aware of steps that you must take to protect your eyes and improve the visibility of your devices while outdoors. A solar eclipse can expose you to risks associated with the sun’s rays and directly trying to look at the sun while taking pictures.

How an Eclipse happens

An eclipse happens when the moon comes in-between the sun and the earth as it revolves around its orbit. The moon ends up blocking a portion of the sun’s rays from reaching the earth, casting a shadow on the affected areas. A partial eclipse will be viewable from all of North America, with a total eclipse being experienced for a few minutes at a time from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, SC.

Eye Safety when viewing the Solar Eclipse

You should never look directly at the sun without protective equipment. Stores are selling special glasses that filter out harmful sun-rays from reaching your eyes. You must wear these glasses if you plan to be outside and look up at the sun. The best ones are from Rainbow Symphony, American Paper Optics and Thousand Oaks Optical.

You Also Need to Protect Your Devices

If you plan to take pictures during the eclipse, you will also need to place a filter in front of the camera lens of your phone or tablet because the rays from a partial eclipse can damage the device.

Only during the moments of the total eclipse can you look at the sun without glasses and take pictures without filters. Then quickly put your glasses back on so you don’t hurt your eyes.

Now that you have the front of your device protected, you should protect the display side by installing the NuShield DayVue screen protector. The NuShield DayVue screen protector does not protect your eyes against harmful rays from the sun but it will allow you to see the display outside without reflections of your surroundings.

Take better pictures of the Eclipse

You’re probably excited about getting the best possible pictures of the eclipse to share with friends and family. The NuShield DayVue screen protector will help you take the highest quality pictures that will make other envious. The anti-reflective technology of this screen protector enhances the brightness on your device’s screen by canceling out glare.

The display on your device, therefore, appears brighter than it otherwise would in direct sunlight, and the increased visibility on your screen enables you to take great pictures while outdoors viewing the eclipse.

NuShield supports over 12,000 devices and we can create new sizes within 24 hours. NuShield films are easy to install and can also be placed over other screen protectors that do not have glare protection for maximum visibility and protection.

So go out and enjoy this special event, but be very careful and take full protection measures for your eyes and for your devices.

How to Order NuShield Screen Protectors

Order online or call 215-500-6426 to purchase a film to fit your display.