“It was worth it” says man blinded after staring at eclipse


Local man Shawn Peters has suffered permanent and irreversible eye damage after staring at the sun for most of the afternoon yesterday. Peters was one of millions of Americans who stepped outside to enjoy the rare and spectacular solar eclipse.

“The store was all out of those special glasses, but there was no way I was missing this once in a lifetime opportunity,” said the confused 28-year old, who used to be a graphic designer up until today. “No regrets.”