Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Hurricane, Jul 27, 2016.
It was not a situation where one would think they were needed. A small piece of glass (grain of sand sized) blew off a construction site across the streen and embedded in my right eye. Hurt like hell, I was walking to work at my job in the Texas Medical Center and it was removed with a local anesthetic by a resident ophthalmologist -- pretty gross to basically have my head in a vice and a guy come at my eye with a very bright light, magnifying glass, and tweezers, but the relief was near instantaneous. No long term consequences as far as I can tell.
I rarely venture outside without some kind of impact rated sunglasses on since.
Not while shooting, sinse I ALWAYS wear eyepro while shooting
but while cutting a wire strap from a stack of pallets, I decided I didn't "need",
the safety glasses on my forklift because it would be a hassle to put them on for just a couple seconds.
Tiny piece of metal directly into my right eye:banghead:
Trip to eye doctor, small dremel-type tool and now I have to wear prescription glasses
ALWAYS wear your eyepro when you are working with or around metal or you may regret it
I have had lead splash (off target steel) hit my glasses before. I was glad to be wearing them.
This question is like asking how many people you have known who died in car accidents because they weren't wearing seat belts. If you're under a certain age, the odds are the answer is low or zero... because you and your peers wear seatbelts.
Every shooting competition I have attended as a shooter or observer have required eye and ear protection.
I have had at least three significant lead splatter strikes on my eye glasses and multiple pieces of lead splatter hit me on my face, ears, hands, throat and body area while doing Cowboy Action Shooting since the late 1990s.
I will not shoot with anyone if they don't have eye and ear protection. I don't want to harm them. Nor will I shoot with anyone if I don't have eye and ear protection because I don't want to be harmed.
While my company was taking resupply in Cambodia 1970, my platoon sector of the perimeter was ambushed by a small squad of NVA who had followed us up our back trail. At the time I was bending over my ruck, packing our rations or re-packing my stuff when a round landed at my feet; spattering dirt and what-all into my face and under my eyelids. That left me pretty much blind for the duration of the "incident" (maybe 5 minutes- 15 at the most). It seemed like forever.
My vision is fine though, for a 68 yo. Wear your safety glasses; you may not be so lucky.
I dont usually run eyepro on AR's.
I run eyepro on handguns.
I usually run eyepro on rifles.
I never use eyepro when the heat/humidity is high, I simply cannot see through the fogging.
Never. That includes several years of walking firing lines as a U.S.Army Medical Corpsman.
Because of my near-sightedness, I have had to wear glasses since the 1st grade.
With the changes to polycarbonate (rather than glass) lenses many years ago, I'm never without "safety glasses".
Nowadays I always wear whatever sunglasses happen to already be on my face, or a real pair of safety glasses that I pull out of my range bag. I keep two in there.
Wrong question because everyone I know has sense enough to wear eye protection and every range I shoot at requires it.
Now if you'd asked "Have you or someone you know ever had an incident where you would have experienced eye injury from not wearing eye wear?", my answer would be yes. I once caught a chunk of lead from a 44 mag ricochet at an indoor range that hit my glasses hard enough to leave a ding. I was really glad it wasn't in my eye. Not to mention assorted rimfire ruptures, pierced primers, semiauto kabooms. Sure it doesn't happen often, but it only needs to happen once.
I know everybody goes thorough a phase of denial when they believe "it can't happen to me", but it can.
Even if the poll shows that a substantial percentage don't know of anyone who has ever suffered damage, the problem isn't the risk, which is small, but the consequences, which are huge.
Then your answer would be "Never". The question specifically mentions injuries from not wearing eye wear.
Not at all. It is more to get a feel of what others have experienced. There are 5 pages of responses to the original thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=807800) so this was merely to add supplemental real world data from our members. Personally, I agree with you that one time is too many.
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