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Eclipse Coming! Protect Your Eyes!

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The eclipse is now three weeks away (August 21st), and the excitement is mounting. 

In parts of Oregon and in many other states, the eclipse will be total.  And you could totally damage your eyes by trying to sneak a look at it without protective eyewear or a viewing device. 

Dr. John Hyatt at the Retina & Vitreous Center of Southern Oregon knows a thing or two about how the eyes work, and what (like looking at the sun) can make them work poorly.  He visits with tips on safe eclipse viewing.  
 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.