Wearing contacts while mowing, trimming, etc......

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cvcook, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. cvcook

    cvcook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 210

    I always wear tinted eye protection while working. I wear glasses at night for distance, but I'm starting to need them during the day and was thinking about wearing contacts and eye protection while working. so my question is does your contacts bother you while working? dust, grass, etc....
  2. AuburnHort2005

    AuburnHort2005 LawnSite Member
    from Georgia
    Messages: 147

    No. I would say if you are in dusty conditions like vacuuming up leaves in the fall or if you scalp down bermuda in the spring and it's really dusty they can be a pain by the end of the day and you want to get them out. I always take them out at night and clean them good and rinse my eyes out with visine. They do make goggles that go over your eyes that have a seal around the lens, kind of like swimming/diving goggles.
  3. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,517

    i always wear contacts while working and sunglass safety glasses too. you're gonna get dirt/dust in your eyes regardless if you are wearing contacts or not. the contacts are actually good because they give your eyes an extra layer of protection against debris. i had my eye scratched before even while wearing safety glasses back before i wore contacts.
  4. Ray_Lawns

    Ray_Lawns LawnSite Member
    from NE AL
    Messages: 125

    I always keep a bottle of solution with me just in case I get into a real dusty situation. Give them a quick flush out, throw the safety glasses back on and you are good to go.
  5. justanotherlawnguy

    justanotherlawnguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    No problems at all. I wear sunglasses all day and sometimes little pieces might still manage to get in my eyes. Just keep some drops in your truck. I think the contacts actually help protect your eyes a little more.
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    DIXIECONTRACTING LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 283

    Exactly what I recommend and do never a problem in 25+ years
  7. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    I wear contacts. They really never bother me unless your mulching a ton of leaves. Not sure if this is true, but a friend told me contacts usually give you extra uv protection for your eyes.
  8. Wright48

    Wright48 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 291

    The only time i have problems with my contacts is during pollen season and leaf clean up becuase of the dust. The only other problem you may encoutner is when it gets cold out in nov/dec the contacts tend to dry out very easy making your eyes burn other then that no problems
  9. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,517

    yes it's true. contacts have uv protection made into them. that is why they have a bluish tint to them rather than just being totally clear.
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    no real issues here, but it demands you take extra good care of the contacts AND take them out and clean them often, if not daily. I have had issues with some irritation from that and the dust.. but not since doing better about taking them out and cleaning every day.

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