This will be the biggest solar eclipse event in this area in our lifetime. No matter what you are doing, you and your family and friends are likely to want to at least watch it. We all can remember the safe way we were told to do it in years gone by, poking a hole in a piece of paper and then letting the sun shine through the hole onto another piece of paper. Some advocated using welders shades. We want to make another suggestion.
If you click this link and go to Amazon, they have many NASA approved offerings. They range from plastic framed “sunshade” appearing offerings to cardboard frame versions to square cardboard versions with a tinted window for you to hold up in front of your prescription glasses. The bottom line is this – We expect as the date gets nearer these options may get in short supply or price gouging may occur. Right now you can buy some of these items for less than $2 per pair. At that price you can buy a box of them and give them away at Christmas if you want. In any case, we wanted to provide an early option and encourage everyone to at least secure a pair for yourself.