Have you been injured by fake and/or defective solar eclipse glasses?

Did you buy these solar eclipse glasses thinking they would protect your eyes and now you are having difficulty seeing?

Our experienced team of personal injury and product liability lawyers understands the devastating impact of using unsafe viewing glasses during celestial events like solar eclipses and may be able to help or your loved one.

Why Approved Glasses Matter

Using approved solar eclipse viewing glasses is crucial for protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. These glasses are designed to filter out the dangerous ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation that can cause serious damage to your eyes. Without proper protection, looking directly at the sun, even during an eclipse, can lead to solar blindness or solar retinopathy.  The only rating approved for directly viewing the solar eclipse is ISO 12312-2:2015.  This safety standard was adopted by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 2015.  Moreover, do not fall for glasses that say they are “NASA Approved.”  NASA does not endorse commercial products.

Understanding ANSI Ratings

When selecting solar eclipse viewing glasses, it’s important to look for the correct ANSI rating. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) sets standards for the safety and effectiveness of solar viewing glasses. Glasses with the appropriate ANSI rating provide the necessary protection against solar radiation, reducing the risk of eye injuries.

Dangers of Fake or Counterfeit Solar Viewing Glasses

Fake or counterfeit solar viewing glasses pose serious dangers to your eye health and can result in irreversible damage. These glasses may lack the necessary protective filters and certifications, exposing your eyes to harmful ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation from the sun.

Using fake or counterfeit solar viewing glasses during events like solar eclipses can lead to conditions such as solar retinopathy, where the delicate tissues of the retina are burned by the sun’s intense light.  

Furthermore, these glasses may not meet the safety standards set by organizations like the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), increasing the risk of eye injuries. It’s crucial to only use approved solar viewing glasses with the correct ANSI rating to ensure your eyes are adequately protected during solar events.  Unfortunately, there numerous counterfeits or fake solar viewing glasses being dumped in the marketplace in an effort to make money off of unsuspecting people seeking to enjoy this once in a lifetime celestial event.

Symptoms of Solar Blindness

Solar blindness, also known as solar retinopathy, occurs when the retina is damaged by prolonged exposure to strong solar radiation.

Symptoms may include:


  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Loss of central vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Color vision changes
  • Eye pain or discomfort
  • permanent vision impairment or blindness

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after using fake or defective solar eclipse viewing glasses, it’s crucial to seek medical attention immediately.

How We Can Help

Our partner law firms are dedicated to seeking justice for individuals who have been harmed by unsafe solar eclipse viewing glasses. We understand the complexities of these cases and work tirelessly to hold responsible parties accountable for their negligence. Our goal is to secure compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by your eye injuries.

Don’t Wait to Take Action.

If you think you or a loved one has been injured by fake or counterfeit solar eclipse view glasses, you must act now.

Step 1: call your eye doctor and make an appointment to have your eyes evaluated by a qualified eye specialist (ophthalmologist).  While an optometrist can evaluate / refract your eyes for vision correction, most optometrist’s office do not have the appropriate equipment to evaluate the damage to your retina.

Depending on the extent of the defect and exposure to the sun’s powerful rays, your eyes may fully recover, somewhat recover and in the worst scenario, your vision will be permanently injured.


Step 2: print out or locate and save (take a photo, scan, copy) of the receipt from where you purchased the fake and/or defective solar eclipse glasses.  Additionally, and more importantly, if you cannot locate an original receipt, please track down the charge on your credit card and/or bank statement.  Having both a receipt and evidence of the transaction on your credit card and/or bank statement is best case scenario, but for anyone who paid with cash, that obviously will not be a possibility.

Step 3: SAVE your glasses – if you already threw them away, you should retrieve them before the evidence is lost forever.  Take photos of the glasses and place them in a Ziplock bag, marked with a date and place them in a safe location.  During the registration process, you will be asked to upload any available photos together with your contact information so our team can contact you and help you complete the appropriate forms to document the chain of custody.

It is critical that you do not tamper, alter or destruct the glasses.  If the attorneys decide to take your case, they will provide you with a prepaid evidence envelope to ship the glasses and copies of any purchase receipts for inspection and laboratory evaluation.

If you experience any of these symptoms while using fake contact lenses or sunglasses, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. How can we help you.

Our partner law firm is dedicated to seeking justice for those injured by dangerous sunglasses. We understand the complexity of these cases and are working hard to hold operators accountable for their negligence.

Our goal is to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by your eye injury. Don’t delay in taking action. If you believe you or a loved one has been harmed by fake or counterfeit sunglasses, you must act now.