Where to get glasses to safely view the total solar eclipse

You don’t want to miss the chance to see the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, but you also don’t want to damage your eyesight. Here’s where you can get some safety glasses.

Group of people viewing a solar eclipse with glasses on in Indianapolis

White River State Park is a great spot to view the total solar eclipse downtown.

Photo by Visit Indy

The total solar eclipse is the talk of the town. As you may already know, Indianapolis will be a prime viewing site as the city sits directly in the eclipse’s path of totality.

We’ll be looking to the sky on Monday, April 8 at 3:06 p.m. — and according to NASA, it’s never safe to look directly at the eclipse without proper eye protection.

We’re sharing some central Indiana businesses that are helping Hoosiers protect their eyes so they don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event.

  • The Marion County Public Health Department is giving away eclipse glasses on Tuesday, April 2 at Lafayette Square Mall; Thursday, April 4 at Washington Square Mall; and Saturday, April 6 at Marion County Public Health.
  • Local delivery kitchen ClusterTruck will be giving away free solar eclipse glasses starting the weekend of March 16 and running exclusively on weekends through March, while supplies last. Order online.
  • Lou Malnati’s restaurants will be giving out four free pairs of ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses (an $8 value) with every carryout and delivery Dinner Deal order starting March 25 until supplies last.
  • From April 1-8, all Warby Parker stores are giving away free eclipse glasses while supplies last. The glasses company is also providing education (such as maps, graphics around the science, etc.) that has been verified by solar eclipse advisor + astronomer Dr. Rick Tresch Feinberg.
  • Indiana State Parks are selling eclipse glasses in sets of four for $10.
  • United State of Indiana is selling eclipse glasses for $3 each.
  • Starting April 1, Garfield Park is selling $5 eclipse glasses with proceeds going directly to support the park. You can get them in each of the park’s facilities — Conservatory and Sunken Garden, Burrello Family Center, Garfield Park Arts Center — during regular hours.
  • Get a pair of eclipse glasses when you order Java House’s “Lights Out” drink, while supplies last.
  • For last-minute purchases + to make sure you get your glasses in time, you can also order on Amazon.