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Old 09-10-2017, 01:17 AM
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Default Welding with vision impairment

Had to do some stick welding the other day , I'm an industrial maintenance mechanic. About 4 years ago I lost the sight in my right eye due to a retina detachment.
#1 I haven't done a lot of stick welding in about 8 years .
#2 I was right eye dominant
#3 How do you deal with the lack of depth perception when welding,any tricks or suggestions? I was doing flat , vertical up and horizontal with 7018, 1/8 dia. rod. The welds didn't look too bad ,but were not up to standards. By the way ,these were on some non -critical structures.
Any suggestions or ideas are welcome.
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