I have recently had a first hand reminder of the importance of eye protection.
whilst I don't always wear googles or glasses when doing things I do try to remember to use them, but often the things on offer are so crap you can't see through them properly
on this occasion I was removing a stuck bolt from the suspension of my car with the aid of various tools....powered and otherwise
Finally got the bolt removed and all was well.....but...
what I didn't know at the time was I had managed to get the most minuscule piece of steel in my eye, this only presented itself as it started to rust ...embedded in the eye ball.....24 hours later....
when I say minuscule, I mean so small that both my wife and the GP failed to see it with naked eye and with an ophthalmoscope
When was out I looked at it and was amazed it was so small....because it felt like a ****ing marble!!
it was probably 10th if not much less than the size of a grain of salt
what I have not mentioned is it was removed from the cornea using the tip of a hypodermic needle as a trowel to dig it out!
despite the anaesthetic drops this is a most unpleasant experience!!
Note to self....get some decent eye protection....and use it