Solar Eclipse Glasses

The number one tip for solar eclipse viewing is to be sure that you keep your eyes protected. Growing up, you're told to not look at the sun - this remains true! If you're going to look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse, you need to have the proper glasses. Here are some tips for eye safety as well as places that you can retrieve your own pair of solar glasses. 


Keep Your Eyes Protected During a Solar Eclipse

  • Only look at the sun while wearing proper solar eclipse eyewear. These are NOT sunglasses! 

  • The proper viewing glasses are International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 12312-2 certified eclipse glasses from a trusted source. Further information about safe viewing can be found on the American Astronomical Society website.

  • Don't have solar glasses? View the eclipse through a pinhole projector! These can be made with everyday house hold items. 

  • Glasses can be shared with friends and family during the eclipse - but again - only look up when it's your turn with them on. 

  • Glasses can be removed during the limited time of totality to experience full darkness around you, but continue to use caution when the moon is not covering the sun. 

Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

Sunglasses will not do for this day. Find out more about proper eye protection to look at the sun this day from the American Astronomical Society.

Where you can find solar eclipse glasses in Ontario County and the Finger Lakes.

Please note: Glasses supply and offering vary by locations. Some listed locations may be charging for glasses while others are supplying for free. Please remember that you can share glasses with your friends and be mindful of how many glasses will be distributed to you.


  • Finger Lakes Visitors Connection - 19 Susan B. Anthony Lane, Canandaigua, NY 14424

  • Wood Library - 134 N Main St, Canandaigua, NY 1442

  • Heron Hill Tasting Room on Canandaigua Lake - 5323 Seneca Point Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424

  • Canandaigua Town Hall - 5440 Route  & 20 West, Canandaigua, NY 14424

  • Finger Lakes Ace Hardware - 1802 New York 332, Canandaigua, NY 14424

  • Sights and Shades - 94 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424


  • Geneva Town Hall - 3750 County Rd 6, Geneva, NY 14456

  • Geneva BID - One Franklin Square Suite 211, Geneva, NY 14456


  • Victor Farmington Library - 15 W Main St, Victor, NY 14564

  • Victor Town Hall - 85 E Main St, Victor, NY 14564 

  • C&R Vision Center - 274 West Main St, Victory, NY 14564


  • Farmington Town Hall - 1000 County Rd 8, Farmington, NY 14425


  • Bristol Town Hall - 6470 County Rd 32, Canandaigua, NY 14424

South Bristol

  • South Bristol Town Hall - 6500 Gannett Hill Rd, Naples, NY 14512

  • RMSC Cumming Nature Center - 6472 Gulick Road, Naples NY 14512

  • Arbor Hill Grapery and Winery - 6461 State Route 64, Naples NY 14512


  • Naples Town/Village Clerk - 106 S Main St, Naples, NY 14512

  • The Olde Country Store and More - 2 University Ave, North Cohocton, NY 14808


  • Richmond Town Hall - 8690 Main St, Honeoye, NY 14471

  • Honeoye Public Library - 8780 Main St, Honeoye, NY 14471


  • Phelps Town Hall - 79 Main St, Phelps, NY 14532


  • Manchester Town Hall - 1272 County Road 7, Clifton Springs, NY 14432


  • Hopewell Town Hall - 2716 County Road 47, Canandaigua, NY 14424


  • Canadice Town Hall - 5949 County Road 37, Springwater, NY 14560


  • East Bloomfield Town Hall - 99 Main St, Bloomfield, NY 14443

  • West Bloomfield Town Hall - 9097 Daylight Drive, West Bloomfield, NY 14585

  • Heartfelt Designs - 7203 New York 5, Bloomfield, NY 14469


  • Gorham Town Hall - 4736 South Street, Gorham, NY 14461


  • Seneca Town Hall - 3675 Flint Road, Stanley, NY 14561


For more locations in surrounding counties, visit For visitors - local events and hotels may provide solar glasses for guests and attendees. Check with the individual entities for more information. If you would like to submit an update for this page, please email

Looking to order glasses? Finger Lakes Visitors Connection and the Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council ordered from American Paper Optics