The Great American Total Solar Eclipse approaches on Monday, August 21 and many are seeking out forms of eye protection.

Allied Distributors in Drumheller has sold out of number 12 welding lenses.

"We've had quite a few people in here asking about lenses and calling, that's for sure," said Sheldon Berezanski, the General Manager of Allied Distributors in Drumheller.

"We don't know of anybody that can tell you the truth, it has just been what we've found out and what has been requested by customers," noted Berezanski.

He added that he cannot guarantee how safe the lenses are to view the eclipse with.

"We're leaving it to the caution of the people," he concluded.

The eclipse will start at 10:30a.m Calgary time and will extend for a couple of hours.

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