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Eclipse eye damage is a real risk—here's what eye doctors saw after the 2017 eclipse

In 2017, people wore special glasses to view a partial eclipse from New York City's 'Top of the Rock' observatory at Rockefeller Center.
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In 2017, people wore special glasses to view a partial eclipse from New York City's 'Top of the Rock' observatory at Rockefeller Center.
The eyeglasses store Warby Parker gave out thousands of free eclipse viewers in New York, as did libraries and other organizations around the nation.
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The eyeglasses store Warby Parker gave out thousands of free eclipse viewers in New York, as did libraries and other organizations around the nation.

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Nell Greenfieldboyce is a NPR science correspondent.

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