Are Rainbow Symphony Eclipse Glasses Safe?

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Eclipses are some of the most captivating cosmic events to observe. When you watch a solar eclipse, it is important to protect your eyes when viewing a portion of the sun that is not occluded by the eclipse. Protecting your eyes can prevent permanent eye damage and also give you a more detailed view of the celestial event. Are Rainbow Symphony eyeglasses safe for solar eclipses? The answer is yes, and here are six reasons why:

Trusted Certifications

Every solar filter and pair of eclipse glasses sold by Rainbow Symphony is ISO compliant & CE certified. The quality of our eclipse viewing products is proven to meet the standards necessary to ensure our customers’ safety. Because of this, Rainbow Symphony is also listed as a trusted source for eclipse glasses and solar filters by the American Astronomical Society.

Optical Density 5

Our eclipse viewing eyewear has an optical density of 5 which is suitable for viewing the four types of solar eclipses: total eclipses, partial eclipses, hybrid eclipses, and annular eclipses. The scratch-resistant finish on our black polymer lenses also keeps them in excellent condition.

Blocks Ultraviolet Light

Our eclipse eyewear blocks 100% of dangerous ultraviolet light. Viewing solar eclipses without ultraviolet protection can cause serious damage, including diminished central vision and damage to the macula, a portion of the retina that is located at the back of the eye. This is why normal sunglasses will not suffice.

Blocks Infrared Light

Eclipse eyewear from Rainbow Symphony also blocks 100% of infrared light. Unlike ultraviolet light, infrared light is invisible to the naked eye. However, by viewing a high concentration of infrared light or receiving consistent exposure over time can irreversibly damage your retina.

Reduces Intense Visible Light

When you view a solar eclipse with our eyewear that is specifically designed for the event, intense visible light is reduced by 99.999%. Unlike infrared light, this type of light is highly visible and can damage the anterior part of your eye, as well as the retinal structures.

Transmission Requirements

Our solar eclipse eyewear are “CE” certified to meet the safety transmission requirements of several important standards across the globe: scale 12-16 of EN 169/1992, 2012 transmission requirements of EN 1836:2005, and AS/NZS 1338.1:1992 of the Queensland Directive.

Printed Safety Instructions

When used improperly, solar eclipse glasses do not offer the eye protection you need. This is why we print instructions for use on the backside of our eyewear. This is especially helpful for viewing eclipses in groups that contain people who are not familiar with using eclipse glasses.

View Solar Eclipses Safely

There are plenty of solar eclipse glasses to choose from, but not all of them offer the comprehensive protection of glasses that you find at Rainbow Symphony. Whether you view solar eclipses regularly or infrequently, it is important to remember that a single eclipse that is viewed without proper eye protection can cause serious damage that may not heal.

Are Rainbow Symphony eclipse glasses safe for solar eclipses? Absolutely. Get the eye protection you need for the next solar eclipse by shopping our wide selection of glasses and solar filters for your camera lenses and binoculars.

Wondering Where to Buy 3D Glasses? Your Search Ends Here!

If you’ve been wondering where to buy 3D glasses, a visit to your local party store will probably have you coming up empty-handed. Even if you are able to find them, the selection will likely be limited. Want to buy in bulk? Forget it. Worst of all? They’re often overpriced, especially for such limited availability and low quality.

Rainbow Symphony has been the industry leader in the sale of all different types of specialty glasses for over 40 years, from diffraction glasses to 3D glasses. We’ve got the stock, the style, and the knowledge to get you exactly what you need.

Now that you know where to buy 3D glasses, you’ve got to decide exactly what you need. You can check out our wide variety of 3D glasses for yourself. However, if you need a little help deciding, let us show you a couple of our best sellers.

Classic Paper 3D Glasses

retro lookingThese retro-looking paper 3D glasses are always a smart choice. The red and blue lenses allow for a variety of 3D applications, such as print, self promo, movies, & video games. Despite their paper construction, they are durable, making them the perfect combination of value and design.

If you’re looking to buy in bulk for a classroom, party, or self promo, classic paper 3D glasses are the smart choice. With several different price points depending on the size of the order, Rainbow Symphony is going to make sure you get an amazing deal on your glasses. Also, bulk orders can be easily customized, so contact us to learn more.

Proview Professional Anaglyph 3D Glasses

One of the reasons knowing where to buy 3D glasses is so important is because you want to make sure you have the best product available. For those who require a pair of glasses made to the most exacting standards, our Proview plastic glasses fit the bill perfectly.

Proview plastic glassesThe Proview line has everything you could possibly need in a pair of 3D glasses.

  • Durable plastic frames: Sturdy construction means you can use them over and over.
  • Acrylic lenses: The red and cyan lenses allow for the highest color standards.
  • Natural fit: Easily fit over most pairs of eyeglasses, allowing for higher-quality viewing.
  • Accurate imaging: Distortions and ghost images are virtually eliminated.

The Proview is a perfect choice for a teacher who will use their glasses constantly while teaching, a family who loves 3D movies, or a gamer who wants a clean, crisp 3D experience. Anaglyph is primarily for print, so if you’re looking for 3D to watch movies - check out what type of 3D you’ll need first and then shop our Polarized 3D Glasses Options.

Order 3D Glasses from Rainbow Symphony

There’s only one place where you need to shop to buy quality 3D glasses you need. From paper 3D glasses, plastic 3D glasses, decoder glasses –– even 3D postcards –– Rainbow Symphony has the largest selection you’ll find anywhere online.

If you’re looking for custom 3D glasses featuring your company or brand logo, we’ve got you covered! Shoot our team an email at and we’ll get you squared away. Place your order today!

Why You Should Buy Solar Eclipse Eye Protection Before the Next Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Eye Protection

Imagine this: the next solar eclipse is coming, and you’re right in the path of totality. You desperately want to watch the partial eclipse slip into the beautiful “diamond ring” effect that is so often talked about. However, if you opt to skip proper solar eclipse eye protection, you could cause permanent damage to your retinas in a few short seconds. What’s the best way to ensure that you’re protected?

It is critical that you wear solar eclipse eye protection shades that are CE Certified and meet the standard for ISO 12312-2:2015 for absolutely safe viewing. The reason this is the only viable option is that proper eye protection will filter enough light from your view to keep your eyes protected.

Before you make your purchase, however, you need to make sure you’re buying from a retailer you can trust. In fact, so many people unwittingly purchased eclipse eyewear from unreputable sources in 2017 that NASA had to announce a list of recommended eyewear vendors compiled by the American Astronomical Society. In case you were wondering, Rainbow Symphony was on that list!

Why can you trust Rainbow Symphony? Because we’ve been selling quality eclipse eye protection at affordable prices for over 40 years. If you’re not sure what to choose for your next eclipse experience, let us explore a few of our best sellers with you.

Wrap Around Eclipse Shades®

Although paper glasses are sufficient for safe eclipse viewing, these wrap around goggles are the epitome of comfort and style. Their wide shield is not simply for good looks; the design ensures that you’ll have a safe viewing experience from any angle. The tight design also ensures that no ambient light will leak in, making your eclipse viewing experience even more vivid.

Solar Viewer featuring #14 Welders Glass

A solar viewer offers solar eclipse eye protection without using glasses, as you hold a solar viewer in front of your face like a shield. A generous eight square inch aperture allows for a wide viewing angle. The #14 welders glass used in the viewer ensures that your eyes are protected. Those that wear eyeglasses usually prefer solar viewers, as they allow for a more comfortable experience since they are able to keep their glasses on as they watch the eclipse.

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Whatever you choose, Rainbow Symphony is sure to have exactly what you’re looking for. Contact us today to see how we can help you find the perfect fit.

Wondering Where To Buy The Best Rave Glasses?

Rave Glasses

Are you all geared up for your next rave or music festival? Did you remember to pack your diffraction glasses so you can experience the amazing light show like never before? When you’re getting ready for your next rave or music festival –– whether it’s a one-night event or a week-long extravaganza like Burning Man — Rainbow Symphony is where to buy the best rave glasses for your festivities.

Choose from a selection of different styles that are all made in-house to ensure quality and crisp colors:

Plastic Diffraction Glasses

Our “Wayfarer”-style plastic frames are stylish and lightweight. You can enjoy the light show without feeling weighed down like other diffraction glasses. Experience hundreds of rainbows dancing in front of your eyes through the holographic lenses and be the “cool kid” at your next rave. You’ll have everyone asking you where to buy the best rave glasses.

Rainbow Fireworks Glasses

Fireworks GlassesExperience your next fireworks show like never before. The plastic fireworks glasses bring the bursts of color up close and personal. It’s like your very own festival of lights. The lightweight plastic frames glow in the dark so you can light up the night while the fireworks light up the sky.

Double Flip Up Diffraction Glasses

Have you ever seen a double rainbow? Well, now you can at your next laser light show. That’s why Rainbow Symphony is where to buy the best rave glasses. Our double rainbow flip-up glasses have 2 pairs of light diffraction lenses. Flip one pair up or wear them both for double the fun. You’ll never watch fireworks the same way again.

60’s Rainbow Glasses

Rainbow GlassesFeel groovy and festive in our paper diffraction glasses with peace signs, smiley faces, flowers, and rainbows. Imagine hundreds of rainbows dancing in front of your eyes or laser lights breaking into a waterfall of colors!

Let Us Light Up Your Next Event

From paper diffraction glasses to “Wayfarer”-style plastic frames, we have become the premier site for where to buy the best rave glasses. For the past 40 years, we’ve supplied rave glasses for just about any occasion. Turn your next holiday party or outdoor concert into a celebration of exploding color.

Your high-energy rave party just got a whole lot brighter and more exciting. You don’t want to miss a beat (or an explosion of color) without your eyewear. Order your rave glasses from Rainbow Symphony today. We can even customize your glasses with your company colors or brand logo –– just shoot us an email at!

When Is The Next Eclipse? Check Out Our Handy Eclipse Calendar!

Solar Eclipse

We’re often asked, “When is the next eclipse happening?” There’s good reason for that––a solar eclipse is a unique experience that should not be missed.

That’s why we’ve put together this handy total solar eclipse calendar and primer to get you ready for the future events on the horizon. Here’s what you need to know:

There Are Different Kinds of Solar Eclipses

Not all solar eclipses are alike. In fact, there are four different types of solar eclipses:

  • Partial eclipse
  • Annular eclipse
  • Total eclipse
  • Hybrid eclipse

A partial solar eclipse is when––you guessed it––only part of the sun is covered by the moon. The end result is that the moon appears to take a “bite” out of the sun.

An annular eclipse occurs when the sun’s center is obscured by the moon while its edges are still visible. This produces a ring, known as the annulus, around the edges of the moon.

In some cases, one part of the Earth will experience an annular eclipse while another part of the Earth will see a total eclipse. This is known as a hybrid eclipse, which is fairly uncommon, making it a rare phenomenon within a rare phenomenon. The last hybrid eclipse occurred in 2014 and the next hybrid eclipse is not projected to happen again until April of 2043.

When the sun is completely covered by the moon, that’s what is known as a total solar eclipse. In this extraordinary event, the moon appears close enough to our planet to totally obscure the almighty sun.

When a total solar eclipse occurs, a shadow is cast on the Earth’s surface to block its rays during the daytime, and it’s truly a spectacle to behold. The total eclipse can allow observers to view the aura of plasma surrounding the sun, known as the corona, and the Baily's beads/diamond ring effect, which displays its final bead of sunlight in the form of a shining diamond around the lunar shadow.

So When Is The Next Eclipse?


Rainbow Symphony’s total solar eclipse calendar shows that the next total solar eclipse will take place on July 2, 2019. The total eclipse will be viewable from some portions of Chile and Argentina. There are some regions in South America, such as Brazil and Paraguay, which will see a partial solar eclipse.

In fact, the next two total solar eclipses will be visible in the South American continent, with another total eclipse occurring over the South Pacific, Chile, Argentina and into Antarctica on December 14th, 2020.

The next total solar eclipse in North America will occur on April 8, 2024, with areas spanning Mexico, the United States, and Canada being able to see the incredible celestial event.

Below, we’ve outlined a complete calendar of the total, partial, and annular eclipses happening between 2018 and the 2024 total eclipse in North America.

Stock Up On Eclipse Viewers Today

Don’t be caught off guard! Eclipse glasses and other eclipse viewing devices sell out quickly in the weeks and months leading up to these amazing––and popular––events. Make sure you have the proper safety equipment you need to make the most of the next eclipse.

Stock up on our quality eclipse glasses and eclipse viewers, all of which are "CE" Certified and ISO Compliant, meeting the requirements of scale 12-16 of EN 169/1992 for safe direct solar eclipse viewing. Whether you need paper eclipse shades for your friends and family or solar filters to properly photograph these dazzling spectacles, Rainbow Symphony has you covered. Browse our selection and place your order online today!

Eclipse Calendar

Date Eclipse Type Viewable Location
January 6, 2019 Partial Asia
July 2, 2019 Total South Pacific, Chile, Argentina
December 26, 2019 Annular Saudi Arabia, India, Sumatra, Borneo
June 21, 2020 Annular Central Africa, South Asia, China
December 14, 2020 Total South Pacific, Chile, Argentina
June 10, 2021 Annular Canada, Greenland, Russia
December 4, 2021 Total Antarctica
April 30, 2022 Partial Pacific, South America
October 25 2022 Partial Europe, Africa, Middle East
April 20, 2023 Hybrid Indonesia, Australia, Papua New Guinea
October 14, 2023 Annular Central America, Columbia, Brazil
April 8, 2024 Total Mexico, United States, Canada



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