Unless you are incredibly lucky, you won’t find many solar eclipse glasses, though there may still be a few around on Sunday (see our update below). Our best tip: Head to a Solar Eclipse Party on August 21. There are more than a dozen popping up at museums, colleges, community centers and bars across town. Nearly all on our list here are providing FREE glasses to participants. Again, many spots will run out, so arrive early if you still need a pair.
A regular pair of sunglasses won’t cut it. And never ever look directly at the sun without proper protection. You need ones that are NASA-approved and ISO-certified. There is a huge demand for them, so, regardless of location, call ahead to confirm availability. It’s no fun (and a waste of gas and time) to drive around unnecessarily.
Update (as of 9/19/17): We continue to hear from readers who have found low-cost, but safe and certified, glasses at King Soopers (usually stored behind the counter at the Service Desk), 7-Eleven and Walmart — around $2 a pair. Also, if you belong to Nextdoor.com or other neighborhood chat group, post a message, as your neighbors can be the best resource around.
9NEWS has partnered with the Denver Broncos and Grease Monkey to distribute FREE Broncos-themed glasses at 55 Grease Monkey locations across the Front Range — click here. Limit one per person, while supplies last.
Denver International Airport will hand out 1,000 pairs of FREE glasses, along with Moon Pies, at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 21 in the open-air plaza on the south end of the facility.
There is a map of all libraries across the country giving away complimentary “sun glasses” — click here.
Get your glasses and review “Where to See The Total Solar Eclipse on August 21.” And if you don’t have glasses, check out our list of 12+ Places To Still Get Solar Eclipse Glasses in Denver on Monday.