I’ve talked to some people who were thinking of viewing the eclipse without the proper glasses. Please don’t. You could damage your eyes or go permanently blind. Here’s how to do it properly. “The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun is through special-purpose solar filters.”
Here’s a cool Powerpoint with more information and myths about solar eclipses courtesy of Karl Citek, O.D., Ph.D., FAAO, Professor of Optometry, Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove, Oregon.
Here’s the recommendations from the American Astronomical Society who have a list of retail chains with no delay on shipping: