WHY EYEWEAR SHOULD BE IN EVERY HOMEOWNER’S TOOLKIT

As a homeowner, you are probably going to make improvements to your home at some point. After all, your living needs will probably change over the years. You might also have a change in taste and want to update your home to reflect your current style. If you’re someone who wants to update your home either for yourself or to sell it and flip it, it’s important to make sure that you use the proper safety gear for those DIY projects. Among items of protective gear, eyewear is probably the most important thing you should have in your toolkit. Here are a few reasons why.

Taking Care of Your Eyes

Your eyes are very delicate parts of your body and can easily be injured during remodeling projects, so it’s important to take care of them properly. Oftentimes, you will be working with materials like wood that can get particles into your eyes if you don’t wear protective goggles. Getting these particles in your eyes can cause a lot of annoying irritation in your eyes. If you’re not careful, this can even cause you to get permanent damage in your eyes. It’s especially important to make sure to protect your eyes from flying objects like wood or sawdust from a saw or sparks when you’re welding. Wearing proper eye protection can help to make sure that you avoid unnecessary injury from things like this.

Projects That Call for It

Eyewear is generally in every construction worker’s PPE, so there isn’t anything unmanly about it. Depending on the construction site, there might be blinding sparks or wood chips flying around, which can endanger workers’ eyes. Protective eyewear, such as goggles, is a legal requirement in this situation. Even if you aren’t working professionally, protective eyewear is a must for your safety and that of those working with you. Eyes are fragile, and it isn’t worth risking damaging the only two you have.

Making Space

Including protective eyewear and other safety equipment in a toolkit means you remembered to plan. This is a great start and makes storing your eyewear that much easier. You can either store your eyewear at the top of your toolkit or in a specially designed hard case. If you store your eyewear at the top, your first reach when you open the kit will be for safety. However, eyewear might slide around the toolkit, sustaining damage in the process and, thus, lowering the benefits of using it. Alternatively, you can store your eyewear in a protective case designed to hold it in place, like a glasses case for a pair of sunglasses.

In short, wearing protective eyewear helps you to be safe and productive when working on any DIY home improvement project. Every toolkit should have space for eyewear, either at the top or in a specialized case. Most projects benefit from protective eyewear, and many legally require them. Your eyes are delicate, and wearing protective eyewear will help to ensure that your eyes will continue to be useful for a long time to come.

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