The fumes from chopping onions never bothered me for most of my life. But as I got older I developed a condition called Dry Eye. Now, chopping onions causes my eyes to water, sting, and burn.
I looked for a solution and got all kinds of advice, many “sort of” worked but none of them decisively. Then I discovered the Onion Goggles.
Do Onion Goggles Work?
Do Onion Goggles work to chop onions? Yes, Onion Goggles help keep out the onion fumes! Goodbye burning and tearing.
They look a little unusual, but the foam around these glasses really help seal off my delicate eyes from the irritating onion fumes.
As I’ve gotten older, I use a knife less often to cut up onions. I usually use my Salad Shooter to slice onions, and for chopping I like my Onion Mincer Chopper. Whichever way I cut up onions – Salad Shooter, knife, or Chopper – I wear the Onion Goggles.
Do Onion Goggles Work with Glasses?
I sent a pair of Onion Goggles to my daughter who hates chopping onions. She’s been sensitive all her life to the noxious onion fumes.
Although she loved the idea of Onion Goggles, she couldn’t fit her glasses underneath or even over top of the Onion Goggles. She did not want to risk chopping onions without wearing her glasses, so they were a “no go” for her.
She liked the idea though. And then she remembered a pair of Safety Glasses that she had picked while working on a home project. They fit comfortably with enough room to accommodate her glasses. So she tried them out while chopping onions.
Although the safety glasses do not have the foam seal that the Onion Goggles have, she says they still help mitigate the burning eyes while chopping onions.
Note: If you think you might have Dry Eye, consult with your doctor or health professional, who offer several treatments that may help alleviate the symptoms.
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