The August 2017 eclipse was the first with a path of totality crossing the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of the U.S. since 1918. Millions of Americans had the opportunity to view at least part of the event, but with a vital tool- solar eclipse glasses.
Demand was so high for solar eclipse glasses in the days leading to the eclipse that they were nearly impossible to find. Prices soared up to $50 a pair for what retailed for $1.99 weeks earlier.
Thanks to nationwide outreach and education from NASA and other organizations, people from coast to coast learned proper eye protection was vital to safely view this amazing event without risking permanent eye damage.
Sun Protection 365 Days A Year
At Clearview Window Tinting, we also strive to educate our community on how important solar protection is for long term exposure to the interior of homes and businesses. This also includes the health of the people who live in, work in, and visit your home or business.
Solar heat comes from two primary sources, the visible light you can see and the infrared light you can feel.
Prestige Series window films use non-metalized, multi-layer optical film and nano-technology to reject up to 97% of the sun’s infrared light and reject up to 60% of the heat coming through your windows. These films also reject up to 99.9% of damaging UV rays to reduce fading of your furnishings.
UVA rays are 30 to 50 times more prevalent and are present with relatively equal intensity during all daylight hours throughout the year. Window film can help prevent harmful UVA rays from damaging both your skin and your belongings. (SkinCancer.org)
So save your eclipse glasses for the next solar eclipse in the United States in 2024, and remember to protect your home, business, and your health in the long term with 3M Window Film.
The Skin Cancer Foundation has awarded its Seal of Recommendation to window films manufactured by 3M and professionally installed by the experts at Clear View Window Tinting.
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