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    How to know if the solar eclipse damaged your eyes

    By Stacey Leasca
    August 29, 2017, 4:35:25 PM EDT

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    On Monday [Aug. 21], millions of Americans from coast to coast stopped what they were doing to look up into the sky and witness the truly magical solar eclipse.

    From Oregon to South Carolina, people donned specially-designed glasses that allowed them to witness the celestial event without the harmful effects of the sun’s damaging rays. However, there were a few among the crowd who apparently didn’t heed the plethora of warnings from scientists and doctors saying to never, ever look directly into the sun during an eclipse, and those people included President Donald Trump.

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    As People reported, the president along with his wife Melania and their 11-year-old son Barron came out onto the Truman Balcony at the White House to see the event for themselves. At first the president put on his eclipse glasses, but then he made the mistake of removing them for a quick glimpse with the naked eye.

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