Attention mowing professionals who wear contacts

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by DodgeTruckMan731, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. DodgeTruckMan731

    DodgeTruckMan731 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 414

    How does the dust effect your eyes when you are wearing contacts cutting, i just got contacts a week ago and was wondering if its any worse than when you just get dust in your eyes w/o contacts?

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    It's not to bad wear sunglasses and plenty of rinse for your eyes,might try prescription sunglasses only thing glasses get so dirty it's a task keeping them clean and scratch free.:dizzy:
  3. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Former Moderator
    Messages: 6,073

    I have worn contacts since I was 13 yrs old, I can whip in and out my contacts within 30 seconds, without using a mirror, and if something gets in my eye, i can take the contact out easily no hassle. Now I tried once wearing my contacts to work, i couldn't stand it. no way. It's just too dusty and gritty to do it. YES, it's worse if you get grit in your eye while wearing a contact, how can you rub it out? There are way too many times dust is flying around, wearing contacts for me just wasn't the answer.
  4. LB Landscaping

    LB Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 1,309

    I wear contacts all the time, probably too much. Yeah dust can be an issue, sunglasses help. It gets real bad with spring and fall clean-ups. I always carry a bottle of eye drops to rinse them out.
  5. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Had lasik 2 years ago - Awesome!!!

    I never let anyone wear shaded glasses when trimming. They have to wear the clear glasses - So much is missed/done poorly when wearing shaded glasses.

  6. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 789

    I have torc lenes which really suck and I wear them at work since I cant deal with glasses. I have dust, mulch, sand in my eyes all day everyday, as bad as it is, I just have gotten used to it.
  7. kppurn

    kppurn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    I've never had a problem with them. The only thing that has bothered me in the past is the wind drying them out sometimes. I switched to a different type of lens last year and it has helped.
  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I inquired about contacts for myself, as glasses are a real PITA a lot of times. MY optometrist knows what I do for a living and said NO, not a good idea. I didn't think it would work either. Everyone I know that wears contacts dosn't even wear them to mow their own lawn usually.

    I'd love to get the lasik done but I'd have to pay for it 100%. NO funds for that! A buddy of mine works full time for Lowes, his insurance plan will now pay 100% for lasik surgery since he's been there over a year (or 2)! Must be nice... Yet he hasn't done it yet!
  9. JasonX

    JasonX LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    I always wear contacts when I mow. I thought that they would cause problems at first, but they don’t. When it gets dusty just put on safety glasses or sun glasses.
  10. Drew Gemma

    Drew Gemma LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,508

    contacts all the way and alwyas have safty glasses or sunglasses

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