So, you were cheap and didn't buy those stupid eclipse glasses but you still wanted to see what the commotion was about. Despite warnings from every form of media for almost two weeks straight, you had to peek up for a few seconds.

Sunday and yesterday morning, one of the most searched things on Google were variations of "Can I stare at the sun?"


I figured it was eclipse hysteria messing with everyone's brain because of course the answer is always no. Today, according to Google the most searched phrases are "eyes hurt," "seeing spots" and "accidentally looked at the eclipse."

According to Live Science, you could be experiencing retinopathy.

  • Blurry vision
  • A central blind spot in one or both eyes
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Distorted vision
  • Changes in the way you see color, known as "chromatopsia"

If you think you are experiencing any of these symptoms, don't worry as they are most likely temporary.

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