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Old 07-05-2016, 07:28 AM
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Default Wear you safety Goggles !!

Spent the weekend rebuilding a couple docks for my father. 95% of the time, I was wearing goggles, but on the last cut, I was in a rush and did not goggle up.

Took a little chip in the eye. Hurt a bit, but subsided. Woke up that night with my eye on fire. Dr saw an abrasion above and below the pupil. Vision is still blury two days later, and I am headed to the eye dr.

Wear you damn goggles
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Yep. I did something similar a couple of years ago while installing a tow bar. Wore my googles most of the job and forgot them for one moment. Metal shavings in the eye. Awful feeling. The eye doc used some kind of scary drill on my eyeball to 'clean' it up. No lasting damage, just had to use antibiotics. Lesson definitely learned. When I got home I ordered a case of comfortable eye protector googles. No excuses now.
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Ya should have been squinting..
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Yes indeed!!!
Norm Abrams would scold you!
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Years ago, caught a metal chip in the eye while drilling at work. Had work-issued safety glasses with side shields on, too. Doc used a pair of tweezers to pluck the aluminum shaving out of my eye. Blurred for a couple of days, but no lasting damage, thank goodness.

Chit happens. Even with safety glasses/goggles. I always use at least safety glasses, even if just weed whacking around the yard. You only get one set of peepers!

Hopefully, the doc will fix you up!
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It's so easy to say, "it's just one cut", it's too much trouble to get them
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Many many many years ago, I loaded trucks. We drove 30 penny nails through the floors with 28 oz hammers. We had a last minute truck come in for one reel of wire. I figured one reel...what the hell. Well the FIRST nail came off of the oak wedge and turned sideways (fortunate for me) and nailed me across my eye. That was the last time I tried that stunt.
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I hate safety goggles, cant see right with them on, I only wear them if I'm grinding. Spent countless hours working with wood and in metal shops, never had an issue. Maybe i'm just lucky.
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Originally Posted by BACK TO REELALITY View Post
I hate safety goggles, cant see right with them on, I only wear them if I'm grinding. Spent countless hours working with wood and in metal shops, never had an issue. Maybe i'm just lucky.
Luck eventually runs out.
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Yes indeed!!!
Norm Abrams would scold you!
So true
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Decades ago, I was inside and walking by the entrance to a school (was Lake Shore now Chesapeake High) we were building and someone was cutting wood outside the door.
I was at least 20'+ away and the wind was blowing in through the doors.
Got something in my eye, rubbed it as anyone would do. By the afternoon it was bad enough to go to the emergency room.
Eyeball scratched. Maybe removed something, don't remember. Patched it over.
Driving home through the Harbor Tunnel with one eye and no depth perception was fun.


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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
Yes indeed!!!
Norm Abrams would scold you!
Does Norm still have a show running in the US? I used to enjoy "the new Yankee workshop" but the series finished a long time ago and I have never seen a rerun.
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I had a drum stick break off and hit me in my eye. Pain finally went away so I blew it off. Next day when I woke up it hurt like hell and was all swollen. So I know what your talking about.
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
Decades ago, I was inside and walking by the entrance to a school (was Lake Shore now Chesapeake High) we were building and someone was cutting wood outside the door.
I was at least 20'+ away and the wind was blowing in through the doors.
Got something in my eye, rubbed it as anyone would do. By the afternoon it was bad enough to go to the emergency room.
Eyeball scratched. Maybe removed something, don't remember. Patched it over.
Driving home through the Harbor Tunnel with one eye and no depth perception is NO fun.


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Welcome to my world.

When sight is lost in one eye you lose more than depth perception.

A person has 3 visions when have sight in both eyes.
1) Depth perception.
2) Peripheral Vision.
3) Insight Vision.

When you totally lose sight in one of your eyes you end up with only "Insight" vision.

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My sister lost her vision in one eye an accident 30 yeas ago, dad lost one eye to a stroke last year, and there was me. We dod have a lot of laughs last night at dinner

Just got back form the OPT and all is well. still 20 20, scar may take another day or two. all n all VERy lucky.

of course I was just downstairs cutting a plastic dowel with a hand saw and my wife freaked out. I will be buttering bagels with safety glasses if she has her way.

Happy belated fourth to everyone
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Does Norm still have a show running in the US? I used to enjoy "the new Yankee workshop" but the series finished a long time ago and I have never seen a rerun.
Still on here state side on PBS out of Boston Mass
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Originally Posted by BACK TO REELALITY View Post
I hate safety goggles, cant see right with them on, I only wear them if I'm grinding. Spent countless hours working with wood and in metal shops, never had an issue. Maybe i'm just lucky.
A friend of mine is a machinist. He told me a long time ago, it's not a matter of if it happens, it's how bad will it be when it happens. I live by that when in the shop.
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I'm a safety glasses nazi when I work on anything! My eyes are like magnets to everything.
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As a auto tech back in the 70s I was cleaning and putting away my hand tools after a job.
the tech in the next stall was beating a bearing off of a shaft at his work bench.
I felt something on my right index finger and it started bleeding.
went to Dr and xray.
Dr said he could dig out the metal but I might loose all feeling in that finger if he damaged the nerve.
I still have that metal in there and you can see the bump and feel the pull when placing a good magnet close to it.
I am sure if it had hit an eye that eye would be gone.
never know when the unexpected will happen
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You only have 2 eyes, protect them. Hope things work out for you.

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