What to do if your eyes are temporarily disabled?

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    What to do if your eyes are temporarily disabled?

    I wear contacts and occasionally glasses, so what would you do if something was to happen to them? Say, your glasses broke and a piece of glass ended up in your eye, or sand was knocked into your contacts. What would you do?

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    Wash it out
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    If you've ever had your cornea scratched (I have) you know that the pain is intense, your eyes (yes, both of them) pour out tears like Niagara Falls, and you are pretty much incapacitated. If that happened when you were in a SD situation it would take more will power than most people have to be able to do much of anything. Pray it never happens.
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    This is one of those situations where an ounce of prevention is important. Contacts are great, but offer your eyes
    zero protection. Good polycarbonate lenses do.

    Most people who get glasses knocked off their head will still see more than well enough to defend themselves.

    OTOH, as Shooter Granny points out, once there is a foreign object in your eyes you are probably done, and especially so
    if something works its way under the contacts.

    I have worn contacts, worn glasses, and had surgery so I actually mostly don't really need my eyeglasses at all. I still wear
    them with a very mild correction for the protection they offer. If I didn't need a mild correction I'd purchase
    some glasses without any correction. I actually have some no-correction safety glasses I wear at the gym.

    I've been saved a lot of suffering through the years simply by having eyeglasses on; everything from lemon juice to
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    I think it is a good idea to have a small bottle of artificial tears (or 0.9% saline sol) in your range bag. Cheap, safe, effective.
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    And for goodness sake, always wear safety glasses when using tools around the house. True story - I was changing a light fixture out (simple task, eh?)......a tiny piece of sheetrock/dust/crumb fell in my eye - trip to ER. Scratch on eye...........Yuck.

    I buy shooting glasses by the dozens, and keep them at every tool bench, in tool bags and range bags...always at hand.
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    This is just me, mainly because of my military back ground, but i wear "eye pro" almost all the time or have them on me. I have two sets of "safety"/sunglasses each of issued to me by the military. All my friends ask me why i always have my ember colored lens sunglasses on my head at night. Simple answer is i left them on my head from early. Truth is i have eye pro that still offers decent visibility in low light situations, and eye protection for whatever i need them for. The other is a dark lens that i wear 98% of the time during the day. Long story short i try to keep my eyes protected as much as possible. Only way to keep stuff out of my eyes is to keep.them protected. Should something become stuck in my eyes im useless. Just my $.02
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    That's exactly why I wear clear safety glasses 24/7 and Kevlar body too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock and Glock View Post
    And for goodness sake, always wear safety glasses when using tools around the house. True story - I was changing a light fixture out (simple task, eh?)......a tiny piece of sheetrock/dust/crumb fell in my eye - trip to ER. Scratch on eye...........Yuck.

    I buy shooting glasses by the dozens, and keep them at every tool bench, in tool bags and range bags...always at hand.
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    From a defensive standpoint, find your shotgun, fire two blasts...
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    I used to box. If you take a good shot to the nose, you might not see stars, but my vision certainly went out for X moments, or 30-45 seconds, or so.

    I would redouble my efforts, and attack, at that moment. Its not as hard as you might expect, to get hit in the nose the guy is right there, and not expecting you to escalate.

    Im not saying thats the thing to do in other situations, but I know Im not going to quit, and let someone else kill me.
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    From what training I have, I would focus on weapon retention.
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