LIST: Where you can still buy eclipse glasses in Nashville - WSMV News 4

LIST: Where you can still buy eclipse glasses in Nashville

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A company set up a tent to sell glasses along 8th Avenue on Thursday. (WSMV) A company set up a tent to sell glasses along 8th Avenue on Thursday. (WSMV)
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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

As the Great American Solar Eclipse gets closer and closer, many are still scrambling to get their hands on a pair of glasses to safely view the event.

News 4 has called around town to find out where you can still buy some glasses - and has learned which businesses are already sold out.

There are several events in Nashville where you can get free solar eclipse glasses as an attendee. Click here for a full list of events.

American Paper Optics
Employees were selling glasses on 8th Avenue South and at the FedEx store on Donelson Pike on Monday morning. Both locations are now SOLD OUT.

Ace Hardware
The company says it will have plenty of glasses available at two of its locations. The Goodlettsville store opens at 7:30 a.m. The Richland store opens at 8 a.m.

Shoney's restaurants
The restaurant will treat guests to FREE eclipse glasses and a FREE MoonPie, along with a meal purchase on Monday, as long as supplies last.

Wilson County Fair
The Wilson County Fair is hosting a viewing event for the eclipse. They will hand out FREE glasses to the first 10,000 paid visitors. The fairgrounds open at 10 a.m. Monday.

Metro Parks
Metro Parks has pairs of FREE glasses at various community and nature centers across Nashville. Guests are advised to call ahead of time to check availability. So far, the parks department has given out about 10,000 pairs of glasses. Click here to see the list of locations.

Plaza Mariachi Music City
Attendees at the viewing party for the solar eclipse will receive glasses. The event, located at 3955 Nolensville Pike, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.

Kroger
Kroger was selling eclipse glasses, but most locations have SOLD OUT, including the store in Hopkinsville.

Walmart
Walmart stores nationwide are carrying eclipse glasses for $1. It's not clear which Nashville locations still have them.

Nashville Visitor Centers
SOLD OUT. Hundreds of glasses were sold over the past few weeks, but the most were sold on Monday.

Loden Vision Center
All locations are SOLD OUT.

Lowe's
All Nashville locations are SOLD OUT. Online store is SOLD OUT.

Twice Daily
SOLD OUT. Around 50,000 pairs were sold at locations across Nashville.


Why the glasses are important
Ophthalmologists are stressing the importance of wearing approved eclipse viewing glasses. Anyone who views the eclipse without them can suffer retinal damage. Click here for NASA's list of approved glasses.

Can't buy solar eclipse glasses? You can make your own eclipse viewer! Click here to watch the video.

Recalled glasses in Nashville
Several vendors have recalled the glasses they have given away.

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