Don't Toss Your Eclipse Glasses - Give Them a Second Life Instead

Here's Where to Find Your Last Minute Solar Eclipse Glasses

You can also mail your eclipse glasses to Innovative Roofing as well.

Wondering what to do with those special glasses that were good for an hour or so of viewing the eclipse on Monday? According to NASA, they are fine to use indefinitely as long as they're in good condition and meet the current ISO 12312-2 standard. Astronomers Without Borders has announced a program to collect the used glasses and distribute them to schools in South American and parts of Asia, which will experience their own eclipses in 2019. It's important to be certain, the AAS warns, as "an alarming number" of fake glasses flooded the market before this week's eclipse. "Our phone was ringing off the hook and we saw an increase in traffic as everyone in town was looking to purchase solar eclipse glasses for the celestial event", explained Chris Bubenik, Marketing Manager for Diamond Brand Outdoors and Frugal Backpacker.

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You'll need to do a bit of traveling from the South Sound to see that next eclipse, however. The lenses can be repurposed or thrown away.

There is always an option for people to simply wear them every day, but owners should not keep the solar eclipse glasses if they have been scratched, punctured, or torn. Organizers collected 13,700 glasses that were distributed to schools in eight countries, Smithsonian Magazine reported. They're accepting donated glasses mailed to Explore Scientific, 1010 S. 48th Street, Springdale, AR 72762, and said on Facebook they'll announce more donation centers soon. If the frames are paper or cardboard, they're likely acceptable with other paper recyclables. They can be recycled.

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