‘It’s Not Worth Taking a Chance.’ Man Who Experienced Eye Damage During 1962 Solar Eclipse Warns Others

A male who shop-worn his eyes 55 years ago while looking during a prejudiced solar problematic is warning others about a risks of looking during a object though protection.


In 1962, Lou Tomososki walked home from Marshall High School in Bend, Oregon, with his crony Roger Duval, when a dual stopped to watch a prejudiced problematic occurring in a sky. While they usually looked with their exposed eyes for a few seconds, a repairs a object caused to Tomososki’s prophesy would stay with him for a rest of his life.

According to Today, Tomososki began to see flashes in his vision, identical to a spots that start when a design is taken with a flashbulb. Tomososki, now 70, has gifted prophesy problems given then, and he is warning those who wish to suffer the Great American Eclipse on Aug 21 to wear eye insurance while looking during a astronomical event.

“It’s going to be over genuine discerning and it’s not value holding a chance,” Lou Tomososki told KGW.

Tomososki schooled that he had burnt a retina in his right eye during a eclipse, giving him a prejudiced blind mark in a center. His prophesy never improved.

“It doesn’t get any worse and it doesn’t get any better,” he said. “You know how a news people fuzz a permit image out? That’s what we have on a right eye, about a distance of a pea, we can’t see around that.”

Tomososki pronounced that he wished he knew some-more about a risks of looking during a object during an problematic that day, and he hopes that others will mind his warning to wear eye insurance during a arriving eclipse.

“Millions of people out there are going to be looking out during it… How many of them are going to say, ‘Something happened to my eyes?’” he told Today. “That creates me sick.”

Doctors contend that even if a object is obstructed—such in a box of an eclipse—its rays can still means repairs to a eye.

“When we partially problematic a object with a moon, it’s not so bright, and it’s not so unpleasant to indeed demeanour during it,” Dr. G. Baker Hubbard of a Emory Eye Center in Atlanta told FOX5. “But, even yet it’s not painful, those damaging rays are still removing in your eyes and focused right onto a core of your retina, and that’s where it does a damage.”

According to KGW, Tomososki says he will be outward on Aug 21, though he won’t be looking skyward.

“I’m going to go out and suffer it,” he said. “But I’ll mount and watch it get dark.”

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