Wash it out
This is a discussion on What to do if your eyes are temporarily disabled? within the Carry & Defensive Scenarios forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
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?
Use a blunderbuss.
"Marines don't surrender-they win or die." from Brute
Sound Shoot,,Tactical style ; ) PS Just Kidding
A Native Floridian = RARE
IT'S OUR RIGHTS>THEY WANT TO WRONG
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.
Getting old was not on my list of "things to do" in the Golden Years!
Talking to each other here is good, but taking action is better.
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
a flying piece of pecan shell.
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
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.
'Guerir quelquefois, soulager souvent, consoler toujours.'
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." (John Steinbeck)
Good health actually just means dying at the slowest possible rate.
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.
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
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
A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check Made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'
Prepare for the worst, hope for the best!
That's exactly why I wear clear safety glasses 24/7 and Kevlar body too
About 8 years ago I got something in my eye while using a chainsaw. After putting up with it for 3 days I finally walked into the ER and 20 minutes later I was A OK. I haven't done anything stupid with a chainsaw since and knock on wood there will be no more mishaps to my eyes.
I'm just a spoke in the wheel but not a big deal.
America...a Constitutional Republic. NOT a democracy as the liberals would have us believe.
Give me Liberty or give me BACON!!!
You know that look women give you when they want some sugar? Me neither
From a defensive standpoint, find your shotgun, fire two blasts...
use the force.
“Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains.” Winston Churchill
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.
From what training I have, I would focus on weapon retention.
Not my circus, not my monkeys.