I've heard from 3 people that said their eyes felt funny all day. Each of these people had no particular interest in the eclipse, nor did they make attempts to view it. Being in NY it got a little dark like it would before a storm and the temp dropped but that's really it. So does anyone know what the deal is with the eyes?
I copied this for you:
Only time can tell if one's retina is permanently damaged. Jacob Chung, the chief of ophthalmology at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey, told USA Today
that it doesn't take much time staring at the sun — “10 seconds is probably too long and 20 seconds is definitely too long” — for the sun's rays to damage uncovered or improperly covered eyes.
“That damage is typically irreversible, and there's no treatment for this,” Kavali said in a video
about viewing the eclipse safely. “The way the damage occurs on a cellular basis is that the UV rays from the sun induces a photochemical reaction that damages the photo receptors of the retina, and the part of the retina that's damaged is the part that's responsible for your central vision.”
However, because the retina has no pain receptors, you may not realize you've damaged your eyes until the symptoms appear, anywhere from a few hours to a few days after the event, according to PreventBlindness.org
. Signs to look out for include loss of central vision, distorted vision or altered colors.