Though my eyesight has never been perfect, I appreciate the value of seeing clearly. When I first got glasses at age 14, it was the first time I realized that I was supposed to see better than I did. Now, in some odd twist of aging eyes, my nearsightedness is improving somewhat.
I worked in factories that required eye protection, and in a few that didn’t and should have. Along the way I learned a few things about eye safety that could benefit us all.
- Whenever using power tools and lawn equipment, glasses with side shields are a must. By design these tools take something and cut it, chew it, grind it, or chisel it into smaller pieces which are thrown into the air, frequently at high speeds.
- Don’t look directly at the sun, or a solar eclipse, or Carrot Top. You could be scarred for life.
- If you feel something in your eyes, try to flush it out, never try to scratch it out.
- If you think you have a scratch cornea, get it checked out. You may have a need for care which, if missed, could lead to complications.
- If you are going to spend time outside, invest in a good pair of sunglasses.
- If you wear contact lenses, follow the instructions provided. Don’t over-wear lenses in an attempt to save money.
Don’t take your eyes for granted. Do you have any safeguards you like to recommend?
Thanks, and let’s be careful out there!
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