There is a chance that the solar eclipse can effect your eye sight.
There is usually a solar eclipse twice a year, but a total solar eclipse is rare. NASA's calculations are that the next time there will be a total solar eclipse will be in 2206.
A solar eclipse has been said to effect pregnant women, this website shows if that is true or not.
This website contains good information on if/how a camera could be damaged while taking a picture of the solar eclipse while the camera is facing it directly.