ARC updates and top 10 tips for solar eclipse on April 8

ARC updates and top 10 tips for solar eclipse on April 8

The much-talked-about solar eclipse arrives on Monday, April 8th, at 1:36pm, and ARC is prepared to provide care as usual and offer eclipse safety tips.

Eclipse day clinic updates:

  • ARC Dripping Springs is open for telemedicine visits only. The clinic building is closed on Monday.
  • All other ARC clinics are open regular hours for in-clinic and telemedicine visits, including ARC After Hours.
  • If you need to reschedule your appointment, visit MyChart or call 512-272-4636.

Top 10 tips to protect your eyesight and stay safe in traffic:

  1. Never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection.
  2. Use eclipse glasses or solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient.
  3. Inspect eclipse glasses for scratches, holes, or damage, and discard the glasses if damaged.
  4. Do not use homemade filters or improvised solutions.
  5. Never look at the sun through binoculars, telescopes, or cameras without appropriate solar filters.
  6. Ensure children and pets do not look at the sun without proper eye protection.
  7. Prepare yourself for increased traffic and allow extra time for travel. Stay informed.
  8. Expect cell phone service and wifi disruption due to crowds. Have a backup plan to communicate or meet up with family or friends.
  9. Fill up your gas tank and pack extra food and water in the car in case you get stuck in traffic, especially after the eclipse.
  10. Check weather reports to avoid severe weather.

Get more details about the timing and duration of the eclipse.

Your vision is precious, so take the necessary precautions to protect it while experiencing the wonders and the beauty of a total solar eclipse.

Tags: Total Solar Eclipse