Dirt in Eyes

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bob, Jul 19, 2000.

  1. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Now that its dryer out, my mowers kick up a lot more dust. Every night I'm pulling dirt out from my eyes. I am thinking of getting one of those eye washers that hook on the end of your faucet-about $50. My friend suggested that I ware swimmers goggles. I said if I ware them I'm also putting on a snorkel and flippers to complete the look. I ware wrap around saftey glasses, but they don't always keep the dirt out.
     
  2. Scraper

    Scraper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would just say that it is an occupational hazard that one gets used to. Most of my lawns have grass so I don't have much dirt flying. :)
     
  3. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 955

    you could try wearing ski gogles. I thought about doing that but havn't tryed it yet. I think they would work well beacuse they are compfurtible, they seel of you eyes, they are tinted so they are like sunglasses and they will work as safty glasses too. Hey mabey you could start a new fashion stament.
     
  4. slingshot

    slingshot LawnSite Member
    from pa
    Posts: 115

    yes that would work great if you dont mind going around with a white circle around your face all summer
     
  5. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
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    I say keep your eyes shut all the time and cut little peep wholes in them. This should fix the problem
     
  6. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    Conner Safety Equipment sells safety glasses with a seal somewhat like ski goggles. They work pretty good.
     
  7. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Buy alot of Visiene (SP?) Put a bunch in before you go th sleep and you will pull a 1/2 yard of dirt out of the corners of your eyes in the morning. REM does wonderful things. <br>I have this problem all the time in spring while dethatching and in the fall when I chop up leaves. Without a full SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus) you are gonna get dirt, CHARGE MORE for it. Good Luck.
     
  8. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    Charles, you crack me up! :) :) :)
     
  9. FIREMAN

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Posts: 318

    TRY BOUTON GOGGLES, THEY ARE AVAILIBLE FROM JUST ABOUT ANY SAFETY EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER. ALL I CAN SAY IS WEAR A BASEBALL CAP TO HELP PREVENT THE RACCOON EYES LOOK OTHERWISE I LIKE THE SUGGESTION MADE BY CHARLES, FUNNY THE WAY SOME LAWNS LOOK AROUND HERE YOU'D THINK SOME OF THE SCRUBS WERE USING HIS METHOD, ONLY WITHOUT THE LITTLE PEEP HOLES..LOL
     

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