Online Retailers

These online retailers below sell ISO-compliant eclipse glasses that have been deemed safe by the American Astronomical Society so you can be prepared and protected.

In-Person Retailers

Many retail chains have begun selling ISO-compliant eclipse glasses, but not all locations may have them in stock. If you’re searching for the right protection, try one of the following stores in your area:

  • Warby Parker – you can grab a free pair of solar eclipse glasses from any Warby Parker store nationwide April 1-8 while supplies last.
  • Lowes
  • Walmart
  • Staples
  • Wegmans
  • 7-Eleven
  • Buc-ee’s

Community and Local Resources

If you’re attending a viewing event in your community, it’s likely you can snag a pair of eclipse glasses for free or at low cost from one of these places. Here are some resources to check out as you make your eclipse viewing plans.

  • Public Libraries – The Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries project is providing five million glasses via 13,000 public libraries across the United States. Connect with your local library to see what eclipse materials they are providing for local residents.
  • Community Centers – Check local fire departments, hospitals, visitors’ bureaus, and veterans’ centers for solar eclipse glasses giveaways and promotions.
  • Local Museums – Connect with museums in your area for additional eclipse resources and glasses.
  • Restaurants & Hotels – When grabbing a bite to eat at your favorite spot in town or passing by the local hotel, check to see if they’re offering eclipse glasses.
  • Regional Grocery Chains – Many local convenience stores and grocery chains are providing a free pair of eclipse glasses with every purchase leading up to the event.
  • Optical Shops and Eyecare Providers – When in doubt, check your local optical shop or eyecare provider for eclipse glasses. In Texas, one of the states with the largest path of totality, select MyEyeDr. locations are offering free eclipse glasses while supplies last.

Did You Know

  • Still have your eclipse glasses from the last total solar eclipse in 2017? Eclipse glasses and solar viewers don’t expire, no matter how much time is spent looking at the sun. Double check that they are ISO 12312-2 compliant and free from any scratches, tears, dents, bubbles, or other damage before reusing.
  • Unlike your everyday glasses, avoid using lens cleaner, water, or wipes to clean eclipse glasses. This could degrade the cardboard that is often used to properly keep eclipse viewers in place.
  • According to NASA, there are an additional 150 million people living within 200 miles of the path of totality for this upcoming eclipse compared to 2017, meaning more people will have the opportunity to witness the celestial event. Give yourself enough time to make a plan so you can safely enjoy it.
  • The next total solar eclipse that can be viewed from the U.S. takes place August 23, 2044. Don’t miss out – make a plan to experience it this year!
  • Don’t wait until the last minute! Double check that your viewers fully cover both eyes and that the labels on the glasses packaging include instructions, warnings, the ISO label, and the manufacturer’s name.