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Old 07-18-2021, 04:25 PM
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Default My eyes are old

How do you 50+ guys weld? Just wear cheaters under the hood or is there a better setup?
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Old 07-18-2021, 04:37 PM
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Magnifier lenses will work in many helmets.

I just started wearing glasses this year, I can make them work decently in large window helmets, but sometimes it’s a struggle in the standard lens helmets.

And careful with the ‘old’ statement, I haven’t hit the 50 mark (well, not quite yet!)

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Old 07-18-2021, 04:52 PM
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Cheater lenses are the best. Cheaters and glasses don't work together well for me.
Every helmet I look at or own, has to have the slots and clasp for cheaters or I pass it over.
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Cheaters are your best bet, unless you have cataracts which can be fixed. Several different strengths in them. i have used cheaters for the last 15 years.Keep your clear lenses clean and it helps to have lots of light too.

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Old 07-18-2021, 05:38 PM
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I use dollar store magnifying glasses, but strangely enough my eyes are getting better with age, for 40years I wore prescription glasses with bifocals but now I only use magnifiers for small print and half the time I forget to use them when welding. But if things are a little dark when welding I will lay something beside the weld like a piece of soap stone or a welding rod for something to follow.
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:50 AM
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My left eye has improved, due to a cataract. Not yet bad (good?) enough to fix though.

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Old 07-19-2021, 01:14 PM
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Cataract removal took care of my problem...
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