Amazon is issuing refunds to customers who purchased suspect solar eclipse glasses

Take care in getting correct equipment to look at eclipse

Solar eclipse glasses are flying off the shelves.

On Aug. 21, the entire viewing area will be plunged into darkness.

A large swath of Missouri will see the total eclipse on Monday, August 21st. Staring directly into the sun is can damage your eyes, and would-be eclipse viewers could be purchases and using products that won't properly protect them.

Rick Fienberg of the American Astronomical Society, says many glasses being sold on Amazon and other sites are not certified. Call ahead to ensure they still have glasses.

Those that are in stock require customers to buy packs of multiple glasses that cost anywhere between $25 dollars up to hundreds of dollars depending on the quantity.

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Fayetteville Public Library - The library is giving away the glasses while supplies last during an eclipse prep event on Sunday (Aug. 13) from 1:30-4 p.m.

Amazon said customers who did not receive an email purchased glasses that were safe to use.

Fort Smith Public Library - They will also be having viewing parties at the different branches with glasses available.

Amazon recently sent out an email to customers to let them know some of the solar eclipse glasses they have been selling were not confirmed safe for viewing the eclipse.

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