Most people are extra careful to protect their eyes when they are engaging in activities like: baseball, motorcycle riding, tennis, and volleyball. Many wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from the sun. I am here to tell you, people….always protect your eyes. Always!
The weekend before last, my co-worker Larum, I, and two others enjoyed a beautiful day at the Renaissance Faire. We had so much fun eating huge turkey legs and watching incredible shows. While we all had our shades on to keep the brutal sun out, we had no idea how they would protect our eyes later on that day. We left the Faire around seven and started the long drive home from Wisconsin back to the Chicago suburbs. While driving on the expressway, in the fast lane, the back tire of my car blew out! I pulled as hard as I could into the median. First the front passenger side smashed into the median, and then we spun around and hit the back passenger side, then finally back into the fast lane.
Surprisingly, no one was hurt. A few bumps and scrapes but no other injuries. We did not hit any other cars. The car was completely totaled. I was wearing my Serengeti sunglasses with PHD Trivex lenses. Larum was sitting passenger and wearing his Julbo sunglasses with nearly shatterproof lenses. Luckily too, because both his and my air bag deployed the windshield shattered. Not only did those sunglasses save our eyes, but amazingly…neither pair was even damaged. Even though mine flew off my face. Larum’s Julbo sunglasses stayed perfectly in place.
The point is, my friends, you never know what is going happen next, so I urge you to always remember the value of your eyes. Those things are not replaceable and you only get one set!
ALWAYS wear protection!!!