This video is full of great info on next Monday's Solar Eclipse. While it briefly mentions the damage to our eyes from looking at the eclipse it is important to know even sneak peaks can be bad for us.
Our area will not get a Total Solar Eclipse because of the angle we are from the moon and sun. However, there will be a partial eclipse and that is very dangerous to look at without the proper filters. The biggest thing to remember is solar retinopathy, is a condition that occurs when bright light from the sun floods the retina on the back of the eyeball. This damage is often painless, so people don't realize what they're doing it to their vision. What's more the effects are not always felt immediately either. While total blindness is rare permanent damage is very common. Click here for NASA tips on the safe way to view an eclipse.