Hello all; I've been reading the posts about safety and wearing
I'd like to add a bit of personally acquired knowledge to it.
It is not enough to wear safety glasses - the glasses must also be
close fitting. You do not want objects creeping into your eye around
the edge of the glasses.
I've always worn safety glasses - my personal eyewear meets safety
standards too. And I still wear the old fashioned aviation style
which are bigger and heavier than many of the modern styles. Have
about 5 current pairs for different uses. Bifocals, sunglasses,
photograys, normal, and a pair of nylon frames for extended winter
outside wear because my metal frames conduct heat away from my face
and give me headaches in really cold weather when I'm outside for a
Anyhow many, many years ago when I was still working in the
construction trades I was grinding some overhead steel . Nothing
seemed to have happened, but I woke up about 3 am with the most god
auwful pain in my eye. And I mean bad - the worst or second worst
pain in my life.
It's the only time I've went to the emergency room outside of an
auto accident where I didn't have much choise.
Anyhow they discovered a piece of steel in my eye and I never knew
it was there. What's worse was it had "rusted" to my eyeball and was
attached to the eye itself.
Had to go to an eye specialist and have it ground off. I personally
don't like people running high-dpeed tools in my face, but it was the
lesser of two evils. It hurt so bad I was ready to take a dull soup
spoon and carve out my eye.
End of story. So close fitting safety glasses please.