There was an eclipse on the 21st of this month, dubbed “the great American eclipse” and judging by these google results it may be a blessing if you are one of a very small group who managed to miss it.
If you are in the majority, chances are you heard it being shouted from the rooftops that there was going to be a once in a lifetime chance to experience this eclipse. If so you will have likely heard the accompanying advice- do not to look at the sun without the correct protective glasses.
Judging by the spike in search terms post eclipse this message did not sink in, with even the President Donald Trump being snapped looking at the sun without glasses.
As he did this, someone in a crowd of aides below shouted “Don’t look.” pic.twitter.com/dtfSLEzcAZ
— Ted Mann (@TMannWSJ) 21 August 2017
The search term “eclipse headache” suddenly spiked during the event.
This was followed by a mass of googlers searching the terms “eyes hurt” from North America.
Some other related terms included “looking at the Sun” and the smoking gun in case you thought this was coincidental “I looked at the Sun”.
Some people thought that sneaking a look may not be so bad, but then took to google in a panic.
So it seems a lot of people skipped the advice they were offered and decided to go ahead and take a peek at the sun, and can you blame them, given the fact that the head honco- the president has done the same?
So what do you need to know if you have “accidentally” looked at the sun without the correct eye protection?
All jokes aside it does have the potential to be dangerous and burn your retina, and according to the Eyecare Trust here are the symptoms to look for:
– Watery and sore eyes
– Difficulty seeing shape and detail of objects
– Discomfort with bright light
– A blind spot in your central vision
– Objects may appear to be unusually colored or distorted in shape
If you have experienced any of these symptoms after viewing the eclipse, you should see a qualified healthcare professional. Also we should maybe tweet “The Donald” to do the same. Please share this article or tweet it to Mr Trump!
I am Luke Miller the author of this article, and creator of Potential For Change. I like to blend psychology and spirituality to help you create more happiness in your life.Grab a copy of my free 33 Page Illustrated eBook- Psychology Meets Spirituality- Secrets To A Supercharged Life You Control Here