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Dust protection for your eyes?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Countrymow, May 9, 2007.

  1. Countrymow

    Countrymow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I have done some searching and not found what I was looking for. After a day of mowing some dusty places, my eyes feel like they have sand in them. (which they probably do) My safety/sunglasses obviously are not helping much. I try to discharge with the wind when I can, but that is not always possible. What, if anything, do you guys use or suggest to help this problem? I have considering motorcycle type glasses that have a seal around them, but I am not sure about fogging, etc. when really sweating. Suggestions please.
  2. NittanyLawncare

    NittanyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    I don't know if I'll answer the question correctly, but I would say use the clear type lab goggles. Their the best thing I can think of, but like all glasses or googles, their going to vent to prevent fogging, plus you'll look a little goofey. I know panama jack makes some round glasses that have the leather covers over the sides, they might work. I don't know...
  3. petekief

    petekief LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    swimming goggles
  4. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,169

    I use some called Goggle Gear that have a foam seal around them. They seal the dust out very well and I have no problem with fogging. I am looking at a new pair in the pack as I type, the company name is Aearo Company and the customer service number is 800-225-9038. I hope this helps.

    I did a search for Aearo Company and you want believe what they do have, I am using the Goggle Gear 16615-00000. Check it out, everbody needs to look at this.
  5. dave k

    dave k LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I saw this site, the troops use them and there is a safety glass goggle that can repel a bb from a shotgun blast 35 feet away. www.essgoggles.com
    Thanks puppypaws, I'll check out your site as well.
  6. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,169

    I see what you are talking about, I would say they are high dollar. These I am talking about are built like glasses instead of goggles, very light weight and foam sealed. You can afford to keep several pairs of these like I do. They are so light weight you can hardly feel them.
  7. NittanyLawncare

    NittanyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    You can find some generic paintball googles at sprawl-mart for cheap, they would do the same thing as the other ones, but wouln't stop shotgun pellets. ;)
  8. puppypaws

    puppypaws LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,169

    Yep, the first one on the page is exactly like the ones I use except mine have regular glass ear pieces instead of the strap. The strap may be better, I used mine this afternoon in a very dusty area and when I turned around the sun was where I could see all the old fine grass floating in the air. I had on the sealed glasses and a good mask and when I finished there was nothing in my eyes at all. If I had been using regular wrap around safety glasses my eyes would have been full of junk, they don't fog either.
  9. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    Try Claritin or Loratodine. When I'm on Claritin, the pollen we stir up doesn't bother me as bad.

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