Six months to prepare for a rare total solar eclipse to cross the U.S.

Six months to prepare for a rare total solar eclipse to cross the U.S.



MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2017 On Aug. 21, 2017, millions of people across 12 states, stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, will witness a total solar eclipse, a rare event that last happened 38 years ago. The remaining 38 states of the U.S. will be able to view a partial eclipse.

In order to safely experience the event, everyone across the country will need safe solar eclipse glasses. American Paper Optics, the largest 3-D glasses manufacturing company in the world, plans to work around the clock to make sure people are prepared for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

            “With the total solar eclipse just six months away, everyone needs to start planning,” said John Jerit, president and CEO of APO. “We’re advising people to figure out where they will be (or where they want to be) on Aug. 21, 2017, and more importantly, make sure they have safe solar eclipse glasses ready.”

            APO’s Eclipser® Safe Solar Glasses are ISO certified to block the harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays of light that come from the sun. The glasses, which are 1,000 times darker than regular sunglasses, are the safest way to view the eclipse.

 “For at least a couple of minutes on Aug. 21, 2017, people across the country will stop what they are doing and look up to the sky to view the sun,” said Jason Lewin, director of marketing at APO. “This historic opportunity – one we feel is bigger than any sporting event, concert or awards show - is something that companies and organizations of all sizes can participate in at a very inexpensive cost. Now is the time to order safe solar eclipse glasses.”

APO expects to sell 100 million eclipse glasses for the solar eclipse. For the last year, Jerit has talked with corporations and organizations across the U.S., from universities to CVBs and Fortune 500 companies to small businesses that want to capitalize on the event for their customers and employees. The glasses can be custom-branded for any company or organization – using size, shape and color scheme – to promote the business.

For more information and to purchase Eclipser Safe Solar Glasses, call 1-800-767-8427 

About American Paper Optics

American Paper Optics, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of solar eclipse and 3-D glasses as well as other optical products, is a one-stop source for anything 3-D. Over a span of 25 years, APO has manufactured more than two billion paper 3-D glasses. APO also offers an endless variety of frame styles, specialty optics, full color printing, and intricate die-cutting capabilities.

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