Press Release

Press Release


American Paper Optics Manufactures Special Glasses to View 2017 Solar Eclipse

News Release


Bartlett, Tennessee, September 8, 2016: American Paper Optics is pleased to announce the manufacturing of eclipse glasses to allow people to view the 2017 solar eclipse.  The eyewear company manufactures eclipse glasses for the safe viewing of this momentous event.

American Paper Optics is striving to manufacture 100,000,000 pairs of eclipse glasses, that will allow viewers to safely watch the August 21, 2017, total solar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible to millions of people, across 12 states, from Oregon to South Carolina.  People from all over the world are expected to converge on these states to view the eclipse. States outside of the “path of totality” will experience a partial eclipse. Special glasses are needed to safely view the event.

The millions of glasses produced by American Paper Optics will be available for sale to educational institutions, retailers, and private citizens who are holding special eclipse-viewing events.

John Jerit, president and CEO of APO says, “It’s finally our turn [in the U.S.] to witness this indescribable event! And, what’s even more exciting is that the only thing you really need to be prepared for this amazing experience is a pair of our safe solar eclipse glasses. This is a rare opportunity for possibly hundreds of millions of people, so we’re encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy your slice of the sun on Aug. 21, 2017.”

For more information about the company and their products, visit their website at Eclipse Glasses or call 1-800-767-8427.

About American Paper Optics: American Paper Optics is a manufacturer of and eclipse glasses and other optical products. APO uses cutting-edge technology to produce the highest quality, safest eyewear available. In its more than 25-year history, the company has successfully produced more than two-billion pairs of specialty glasses to meet the needs of its customers.

Company: American Paper Optics
Address: 2995 Appling Rd., Suite 106
City: Bartlett
State: TN
Zip code: 38133
Toll-free number: 1-800-767-8427
Telephone number: 1-901-381-1515
Fax number: 1-901-381-1517
Email address:

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