Buy solar eclipse glasses. There's no easier or cheaper way around this if you want to look up at the sun. Regular sunglasses are a no-go. You can find special solar eclipse glasses at Walmart, 7-Eleven, Best Buy, Lowes, ToysRUs, Home Depot or Amazon, among other stores.
BOULDER, Colo. — Stores across the country are selling out of special eclipse-watching glasses viewers need to protect their eyes from the sun. Retailers say many customers appear to have waited until the last minute to buy the glasses — with just five days remaining until an eclipse blankets ...
Many of these stores are already sold out. Fortunately, the AAS also has a list of online sites that are selling eclipse glasses. However, if you buy from this list, make sure to double check the brand is on the AAS-approved list — some vendors may be selling both safe and unsafe glasses.
For those who want to know where to buy glasses to view the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, the American Astronomical Society has some words of advice to guard against fake eclipse glasses being sold in numerous places that will not protect the eyes from injury.