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Lawn strikes back

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by South Florida Lawns, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    Well I'm always stressing safety to people and I should have known the importance of proper eye protection.

    I was in a hurry due to rain and forgot my glasses.

    My poor eye. you can see it hit my nose first and the the corner.

  2. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,246

    That sure looks like it hurt. I did the same thing a few weeks ago. I said to myself " I can do one:cry: lawn without them on" YA RIGHT.Hope you get better soon buddy!!:)
  3. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 937

    never fails. The one time we don't use the protection...and wam!
  4. Brianslawn

    Brianslawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,004

    damn ryan. the women aint goin think youre so hot, now.
  5. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    I did the same thing last summer. I had to go to the doctor and they said I came within less than 1mm of losing vision in that eye. I never do a lawn w/o safety glasses now. I was in a hurry the time it happened to me too. Let this be a lesson and warning to all.
  6. Freddy_Kruger

    Freddy_Kruger LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,064

    Same thing happenned to me but not nearly as bad, I too will not weed wack without eye protection. Last week I was trying out holding the trimmer upside down so I could to a better job edging beds with it and I got a cut on my nose.*newcanadaflag*\

    Pink eye is better than mad cow.
  7. LwnmwrMan22

    LwnmwrMan22 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,372

    If you would have just started out not wearing eye protection from the very beginning, your eye reflexes would be so fast that you don't have to worry anymore.
  8. South Florida Lawns

    South Florida Lawns LawnSite Platinum Member
    from usa
    Posts: 4,785

    I was thinking about going to the docters yesterday when it happened, but it stopped hurting and I could see fine.

    If it didn't hit my nose first im sure I would be in trouble.
  9. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,707

    it has happened a few times until i wised up, with safety equipment for trimmers, pants and long shirts are a must too, it only took me getting a horrible case of poision ivy twice, and now i no longer wear shorts to mow, and i vring a long sleeved shirt, or vest to put on while i am trimming.
  10. PastyWhite

    PastyWhite LawnSite Member
    from Jax, FL
    Posts: 56

    I always wear safety glasses. My buddy took a piece of grass in the eye doing it a couple of weeks ago. His eye was swollen shut. He had to go to the eye doctor 3 or 4 times to get all of the mucus and grass out of his eyes.

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