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How to Tell the Difference Between Real and Fake Solar Glasses

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SALISBURY, Md.- People in Salisbury question whether or not the solar glasses that are being sold are real or fake. After the Amazon recall of solar viewers, some people in Salisbury said they are now hesitant to buy them.

Fran Lane of Salisbury said, "Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body you cannot replace them. So, be careful when you get the glasses... the special glasses to wear. Because, there are fakes people are trying to just make an extra dollar."

The American Astronomical Society released certain vendors online that are safe to trust. Some of those vendors include, Toys "R" Us, Walmart, Lowes and Best Buy.  Because of the recent recall, some said they're not willing to take the risk.

Anne White of Salisbury, said "I don't think so cause I can't find any anywhere that are for sale or that I can trust to be safe."

The American Astronomical Society said another key component to telling the difference is the ISO number on the certificate.

The ISO number should read ISO 123-12-2.

At the end of the day, the AAS said they only way you can truly tell the difference between real and fake solar viewers is the filter.

They said if you look into the sun and it's uncomfortably bright, then you have a bad pair of glasses.

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