Ophthalmologists know how to watch an eclipse safely, but how will ophthalmologists around the country be participating in and observing the event?
[For 5 tips on the specifics of safe eclipse viewing, take a look at Top 5 ways to help your patients safely view the solar eclipse from our sister publication, Optometry Times.]
“I will be speaking at a meeting in Toronto on the date of the solar eclipse, but I intend to view the eclipse with my daughter that afternoon,” said Andrew Lee, MD, Blanton Eye Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, and a member of Ophthalmology Times’ Editorial Advisory Board.
“I once traveled to Aruba to see the eclipse as part of a medical meeting," Dr. Lee said. "One of the most memorable and fascinating aspects of the eclipse was that songbirds and other animals initially fell silent during the eclipse, and then a cacophony of confused and loud sounds followed as the birds, cats, and dogs reacted to the false dawn.”