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It’s a nightmare.

 

These days I get a bottle of water and rinse and rinse and rinse until I hope it’s gone.

 

Biggest error you can make is panic and rub it with you fingers, you run the risk of scratching the eyeball with the piece of dust or whatever and spending the next two days in discomfort.

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It’s a nightmare.
 
These days I get a bottle of water and rinse and rinse and rinse until I hope it’s gone.
 
Biggest error you can make is panic and rub it with you fingers, you run the risk of scratching the eyeball with the piece of dust or whatever and spending the next two days in discomfort.
Correct.

Heard somewhere that milk in the eye is good if you have scratched it. I've tried it and seems to sooth one of those horrible scratches which hurt everytime you move your eye slightly to blink
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I ended up in a&e one evening with a bit of crap stuck to my eye ball. Just couldn't get it out myself.

The doc had it out no problem, and put in some anaesthetic eye drops.

"if you're getting scratched eyes from bits of saw dust then the anaesthetic drops are a lifesaver" he said "we can't even prescribe them, but they do go missing quite often. I'll go fetch you some anti biotic drops, back in 5"

Placed a hand full of them on the table and left.

I'm now able to buy them. They're amazing. 

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19 minutes ago, Mr. Squirrel said:

I ended up in a&e one evening with a bit of crap stuck to my eye ball. Just couldn't get it out myself.

The doc had it out no problem, and put in some anaesthetic eye drops.

"if you're getting scratched eyes from bits of saw dust then the anaesthetic drops are a lifesaver" he said "we can't even prescribe them, but they do go missing quite often. I'll go fetch you some anti biotic drops, back in 5"

Placed a hand full of them on the table and left.

I'm now able to buy them. They're amazing. 

HA, I asked if I could have some (last time I scratched my eye) no chance was the answer :( They are indeed amazing!

 

Had a few badly scratched eyes and arc eye more than once (you would think once would be enough of a warning!) , both horrible and have no doubt had a negative effect on my eyesight. You can understand why HSE are fairly hot on eye protection.

 

 

 

 

 

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it amazes me that even when wearing close fitting safety specs  the Petzl  Vizir and mesh visor that long thin twigs can literally bypass all the eye protection somehow and touch up against your eyeball!  3 defensive layers breached! I have since removed the Pezl Vizir as i don't like it / get on with it.

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For some reason my eyes are stupidly sensitive.
When working as a welder, My colleagues kept asking if I was stoned?
I had a permanent fuzzy headache and bright red eyes.
After 6 weeks doctors told me never use a welder again.
Cement/lime in the eye is nasty too. Had that removed by eye surgeon. Told me go straight home, as the anaesthetic will wear off shortly.
No I said, I feel fine now it's out. I can go back to work?
1 hour later I'm at home eyes streaming tears.
Burning eye socket.
Yesterday cutting wood, wind blown sawdust caught me.
Eyes were so red I thought they were bleeding.

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On 07/01/2019 at 01:11, wicklamulla said:

it amazes me that even when wearing close fitting safety specs  the Petzl  Vizir and mesh visor that long thin twigs can literally bypass all the eye protection somehow and touch up against your eyeball!  3 defensive layers breached! I have since removed the Pezl Vizir as i don't like it / get on with it.

I was thinking about your wifes accident today, having to drag stuff under a low hanging tree, twigs went under my glasses a few times, so i spent the rest of the day with these trendy Dewalt goggles over my glasses. I have worn these goggles over glasses climbing with lid and earplugs, much safer from a poke in the eye, good vents help reduce steam up. Screwfix 15

Thanks for posting about your wifes accident, I never considered how serious a hazard plants can be to the eyes.20190130_181954.thumb.jpg.7ddb4c503836a2e7b39cf0db580b08cb.jpg

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just jumping in here at page 10 as crazy busy but i have safe eyes. 

These are fantastic, especially for choging timber. just keeps everything out.

Doesnt steam up. good for on the blower when its all dusty too.

only down side is you look a bit like a fly! 

 

 

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just jumping in here at page 10 as crazy busy but i have safe eyes. 
These are fantastic, especially for choging timber. just keeps everything out.
Doesnt steam up. good for on the blower when its all dusty too.
only down side is you look a bit like a fly! 
 
 
I use these when carving. Huge improvement on anything else in have tried. Only downside is either so tight they leave a decent mark on your face or bit gap which the odd thing can find it's way past.
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Reading this topic I am so grateful for the NHS.

Remember that nutter in the States that shot from a window in Las Vegas and killed 58 and injured hundreds more? Well if the injured can prove the hotel was negligent in letting him stay their insurance will pay - otherwise better hope your insurance is good enough.

Here you can get hurt through others stupidity, bad luck, your own stupidity or your teams and still you get fixed up . No having to sell your house because the insurance thing didn't quite work out.

 

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