Rep. Niemerg Joins with IL Optometric Assn. to Provide FREE Safety Glasses for April 8 Eclipse

State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) announced that he is partnering with the Illinois Optometric Association to distribute FREE safety sunglasses to residents of the 102nd District to observe the total eclipse of the sun on April 8, 2024. One pair per person, while supplies last.

“I am happy to work with the Illinois Optometric Association to get these safety glasses to as many people as possible at no charge,” said Rep. Niemerg. “These glasses are FREE to promote eye safety of Illinoisans. If you would like to have a pair for yourself and your family, please contact my office in Teutopolis.”

The Illinois Optometric Association (IOA) is providing these certified glasses that they say meet the ISO 12312-2 safety standards, ensuring safe viewing of the upcoming total eclipse in early April. The undamaged glasses are made in the USA and guaranteed for three years.

If you are unable to make it to the district office before April 8, solar eclipse glasses will be available at the Satellite Office Hours locations on Thursday, April 4 in Newton at the City Hall (8:15 to 9:30 a.m.), at the Robinson Public Library (10:15 to 11:45 a.m.), and at the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce in Lawrenceville (1:00 to 2:30 p.m.).

Contact the district office at 217-813-6036 or online at to arrange a time to pick up the sunglasses by Friday, April 5th at the district office located at 107 E. Main Street in Teutopolis.