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Old 02-25-2018, 01:28 PM
John Buchtenkirch John Buchtenkirch is offline
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Recently I was doing some exhaust & suspension work on my 23 year old Audi. Even though I now wear glasses I managed to get a small boulder (well, it felt like it) in my eye. I immediately held the skin above and below my eye to keep it from closing and cutting my eye. Ran for my eye magnet and wrapped it with 1 layer of wet paper towel, rolled it across my eye and presto, the pain & little boulder were gone.

I’m not claiming to be an eye doctor but you can buy one of these eye magnets off eBay for $10 or less........... you may find it to be a real money & time saver . ~ John Buchtenkirch
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:11 PM
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Is that what it's called, "eye magnet"? Or is it called something else? I couldn't find it on Ebay.
I managed to get a 3mm long sliver in my eye once. Strange thing was I felt it go in blinked once and didn't feel it again so I thought it was out. Had safety glasses on as well. Went 2 days before I realized I had something embedded in my eye. Cost me 3 weeks of pain and about a $1000.
Now I only wear a full face shield.

EDIT: I found one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Eye-Magnet-...AAAOxyQfJTfl5d
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Old 02-25-2018, 05:39 PM
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Just bought one. Thanks John and Chris!
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:00 AM
John Buchtenkirch John Buchtenkirch is offline
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Is that what it's called, "eye magnet"? Or is it called something else? I couldn't find it on Ebay.
I managed to get a 3mm long sliver in my eye once. Strange thing was I felt it go in blinked once and didn't feel it again so I thought it was out. Had safety glasses on as well. Went 2 days before I realized I had something embedded in my eye. Cost me 3 weeks of pain and about a $1000.
Now I only wear a full face shield.

EDIT: I found one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Eye-Magnet-...AAAOxyQfJTfl5d
Go to eBay’s main page and click on categories, select the business & industrial category and then search “eye magnet”. You should then get more eye magnets selection than anyone could ever need, some even priced under $5 including shipping ! It’s only a highly polished magnet that’s smooth enough that you can rub it on your eye without cutting it so it doesn’t need to cost a lot. I’ve always wrapped mine with one layer of wet paper towel to break the bond the eyeball’s moisture has on some particles but some people I know use then dry with good results. I can only tell you what has worked well for me in the past. ~ John Buchtenkirch
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Old 02-26-2018, 05:41 PM
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Top tip John, I like the wet paper towel idea as well.

I find it very useful to wash the eye immediately with running water whenever I feel anything go into it; if I wait until later – even 5 minutes – it always sticks and needs a visit to the quack.

For those caught short without a magnet, try a wet cotton-bud dragged across the wet eye, it often snags surface objects in the fibres,

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Old 02-27-2018, 03:10 PM
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If I can't get it out myself, I find an eye doctor. I WILL NOT go to an E. R. they just don't have the tools or the experience.
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Old 02-27-2018, 06:40 PM
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I bought two from that link, thanks . I bet the sellers had a run on them.
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