Who Makes Our Eclipse Glasses?
There were only two choices for us to consider!
This one is easy! After chasing eclipses for almost 30 years, and having seen 13 total eclipses, we know of only two companies making eclipse glasses that we would trust with our own eyes, or the eyes of our friends and family:
Rainbow Symphony of Reseda CA and American Paper Optics of Bartlett TN.
These USA companies are the ones trusted by all eclipse chasers around the world. They’ve been in business for years, and their products have protected hundreds of millions of eyes at eclipses and other solar events around the world. They set the standard by which all eclipse glasses are measured.
Why are they the best?
Their glasses are approved by the world’s premier testing and certification laboratory, operated by Dr. Ralph Chou (who wrote the ISO standard for eclipse glasses safety!).
We personally know the owners of both these great companies, and we trust their products 100% to protect our own eyes! That’s why they are the ONLY eclipse glasses that Eclipse2024.org will offer to everyone.
You can read more about this in our blog post about eclipse glasses safety.
What happened in 2017?
In 2017, lots of people ordered glasses from a lot of different places. And then, just before eclipse day, many of them could not be certain that their glasses met the ISO standard. That means a lot of the glasses they’d bought could not be safely used.
If you order your eclipse glasses from Eclipse2024.org, you will not have that worry. You can be sure that we have obtained them directly from these trusted manufacturers, that we have kept them in safe storage at all times, and that they have come directly from us to you. That’s as safe as you can get! And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
What about the price?
We also will NEVER resort to price gouging. We have taken steps to assure sufficient inventory, so we won’t need to charge the crazy prices that some people fell victim to on eclipse weekend. You’ll always get safe, certified glasses from us at the most fair price possible!
And by the way, glasses that you order from us will also be usable for BOTH the 2023 annular AND the 2024 total eclipses! Provided you keep them safely stored, and be sure to follow all the Instructions for Use of the Eclipse Glasses that we’ve published, you will be able to safely protect your eyes at TWO eclipses for the price of ONE pair of glasses!
It’s just one more way that Eclipse2024.org is making sure to provide everyone with the BEST information and tools to enjoy the eclipse safely!
Eclipse2024.org wishes everyone “Clear Skies” on eclipse day!