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Some observers without special glasses experience eye issues after viewing solar eclipse

Observers gather to watch the solar eclipse on Monday in Washington D.C.  Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 (ABC7 photo) 

Some observers eager to get a glimpse of the historic solar eclipse experienced vision issues because they didn't have protective eyewear.

Ophthalmologist Dr. Rajiv Luthra tells ABC7 News the effects on your sight without the correct eyewear can cause temporary vision problems. However in some cases, Luthra adds it may cause serious vision damage for some eclipse viewers.

ABC7 News reporter Stephen Tschida has more on this story in the above video.


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