Always wear your safety glasses when mowing the lawn or weed-eating. I didn't today (though I do half the time), and I got hit in the eye with a rock that was launched by the mower blade, bounced off the side of the house, and hit me in the left eye.
My first thought after I let go of the mower - which killed the engine - and put my hands to my face was, "Is the eye still in the socket? Yes. Can I see out of the eye? Yes!"
It hurt but might have scared me more than anything else. Of course, the eye is blood-red now - and wanting to close as I type this - but I think I'll be okay.
DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your own mind. Those of us with reading comprehension skills and healthy immune systems are much better off trusting our own body versus the profit-driven pharmaceutical industry.
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