Will you get blind if you look at the sun during an eclipse

solar eclipse - solar eclipse of the sun
@werdan88 (273)
Philippines
December 8, 2009 7:26pm CST
It has been said that when there is a solar eclipse, you should not look at it directly but rather wear shades or tinted glasses or use an xray to view it. Is there a truth behind this rumors? Would your eyesight really be dimmed ig you look at it directly?:)
2 responses
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
If you look directly at the sun for along time, it will sure damage your eye and will cause some eye problem like losing your eyesight. I think the main fact that we use x-ray film or tinted glasses is that we cannot see the eclipse with our naked eye. We need this things to fully see the eclipse and protect our eye from being hurt from the harmful sun rays that can damage our eye nerves.
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
I believe that a person may get blind in looking at the sunlight directly for a long time. In a solar eclipse, the sun still can be seen and if a person directly look at it, his eyes may be affected if it is for a long time. An x-ray or sunglasses are used because we can really see the eclipse without our eyes being strained. Although we may not totally be blind, yet it is not good for our eyes to directly fasten on the sun. Have a good day.