This week’s coverage of the solar eclipse kept health organizations and ophthalmologists busy providing expert advice about eye care and preventing eye damage when viewing the rare eclipse of the sun.
Several Permanente physicians and optometrists provided advice via various news media outlets across the country. The following is just a sampling:
- Nhung Brandenburg, OD, an optometrist with The Southeast Permanente Medical Group and president of the Georgia Optometric Association, is quoted in a radio report on WABE90.1, Atlanta’s NPR station and this Atlanta-Journal Constitute website story.
- Lee Schelonka, MD, an ophthalmologist with the Colorado Permanente Medical Group, shared tips in an article in the Times-Herald News in Solano County in California.
- James Weisel, MD, an ophthalmologist with The Permanente Medical Group, helped Santa Cruz residents view the eclipse safely in this Santa Cruz Sentinel article.
- Marlaina Watkins, OD, an optometrist and director of virtual care for Kaiser Permanente’s Vision Essentials in the Northwest, is featured in an article in The Columbian in Washington state.