Never underestimate the need for protective eyewear. Son had a breakthrough last night and worked on cutting his own fingernails. (Hallelujah and Amen!) Alas, one of the nails flew off, into his eye, and lodged in a tear duct. We were preparing for a trip to the emergency room when my husband had a burst of fortitude, good light and steady hands, and managed to extract it. Son then finished the nails wearing swimming goggles.