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I had a splinter in my eye once when helping my brother-in-law put cedar siding on his house.  At the eye doctor they asked if I'd been using a weedeater.  Evidently that's the most common cause of eye injury they see.

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I wear safety glasses for everything at home, (ask watcher, lol) I was tired of getting hit in the eye weedwacking or mowing.  now if im running anything but maybe a hand drill I wear safety glasses. I had a mower once with a tiny hole in the body. it was strategically placed so when the blade spun it would throw stuff out exactly at your right eye.

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Near miss for me on this one. I was using a small camp axe but the log I was trying to split was a little big, so I decided to try batoning it in half. A piece of the log I was hitting the back of the axe with splinter off and hit me in the eye. For the squeamish, I will go ahead and let you know I was LUCKY. Nothing sticking out of any place it didn't belong. I stumbled away from where I was working and went to all fours. I waited for the shooting stars to fade and told myself multiple times, that didn't just happen. Vision was a little blurry for the next few hours and when I woke up the next day I felt like I had a black eye. To my suprise there was no swelling and no shiner. I did notice an incredible sensitivity to bright light. I later learned that I had a scratched cornea and the pain started fading away after about four days. Lucky, lucky man that day.

 

BOB is now complete with safety glasses!

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Good Call gooBer66, I get safety glass free through work, I have about 6 pair of them at any given time, 2 in each vehicle and 2 at home I grab when I walk out.  They are the type that look like sunglasses and double as tinted safety glasses.  About 10 years ago, I was weedeating and my goggle style safety glasses got fogged up. I only has a few feet left to do and was tired the goggles fogging up so figured I'd be fine without them for the next 4 feet.  Of course, I hit a stick and it flew up and nailed me on the corner of the eyebrow.  Split me open and there was a little blood but I was lucky it missed the soft tissue.  It actually bruised the bone.  Enough force to do lots of damage.  I was lucky it caught the ridge and not down/left another 1/2 inch. 

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