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Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call them.

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Re: Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call the

Postby Poland308 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:44 pm

Nope. Clear full face shield. And it has to clip to your hard hat. So does your hood. And you have to wear gloves and safety glasses at all times. Except past the front gate or inside the job trailer. They once watched about 30 guys leave the training trailer just after they finished there on site training. Walked 5 of them off site before they even got to work at all. 1 for no gloves on. 1 for safety glasses on top of his head and 3 for walking down the front steps without a hand on the hand rail. There were 4 steps top to bottom.
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Re: Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call the

Postby exnailpounder » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:44 am

Otto Nobedder wrote:
cj737 wrote:It's not by choice, it's by necessity that I wear them. I highly recommend eating more carrots when younger to avoid wearing them later in life.. :D


Did you even read my comment before you replied? I understand necessity. Also, the carrot thing is pure bullshit, or I would still be 20/10.

I tried Progressive lenses. Wore them for a year. HATED them. I mean F@#KING HATED them.

I wear only standard bifocals now. I will get trifocals before I'll weld in "progressives" again.

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I got progressive lenses about 10 years ago. Picked them up at the optometrists office, put them on, walked out the door and fell down the stairs. Hated 'em and never could get used to wearing them.They screwed with my depth perception really bad. Went back to drug store cheaters and threw the prescription glasses in the bin.
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Postby MosquitoMoto » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:28 am

I wonder if 'progressive lenses' are what we in the Southern Colonies refer to as 'multi-focals?'

My eyes were damaged as a result of drugs used following surgery on my brain and I've needed glasses ever since I escaped from hospital some years ago. I don't have a problem with normal 'single vision' lenses but the multi-focals are just awful. I hate them. I can't even read with them let alone weld while wearing them.


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Re: Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call the

Postby exnailpounder » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:38 am

MosquitoMoto wrote:I wonder if 'progressive lenses' are what we in the Southern Colonies refer to as 'multi-focals?'

My eyes were damaged as a result of drugs used following surgery on my brain and I've needed glasses ever since I escaped from hospital some years ago. I don't have a problem with normal 'single vision' lenses but the multi-focals are just awful. I hate them. I can't even read with them let alone weld while wearing them.


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Hey Kym! Long time, no see. Up here they also call progressive lenses "no line bifocals" or trifocals. They're horrible. I was convinced by the eye doctor that I needed glasses when all I really needed glasses for is reading, my eyesight is fine otherwise. $2000 later(my insurance paid for it) I couldn't wear them and I tossed 'em. I wear my 2.50 readers and use a 1.75 in my hood and I can see the individual atoms in my weld puddle :lol: Nice to see you around again. Don't be such a stranger 8-)
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Re: Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call the

Postby Popeye the old miner » Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:26 pm

Get Lazik surgery done...best 3000 bucks I ever spent...9 years later and I'm still 20/15
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Postby cj737 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:22 pm

Popeye the old miner wrote:Get Lazik surgery done...best 3000 bucks I ever spent...9 years later and I'm still 20/15

Regrettably doesn't resolve issues for folks who need distance and near sight assurance. LASIK gives you one or the other; not both.
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Re: Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call the

Postby Otto Nobedder » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:36 pm

It's called presbyopia. Literally, "old eyes".

As we age, the muscles in our eyes that do the work of focusing don't flex like they used to. My supervisor at work is blessed to have his focus excellent in near view. He can weld some tiny beads. The trade-off is he needs thick lenses to drive.

I'm middle of the road. I need lenses for distance, and bifocal magnifiers for close work.

I've considered LASIK, and think I will pass. I can't undo it if I'm not happy, and things are fine just now.

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Re: Let's talk helmets, hoods, hats ...whatever you call the

Postby Popeye the old miner » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:42 pm

I'm no eye doctor but what they told me was yes I got old eyes, I was 51, they told me what they do is give you what they call monocular vision...one eye is set for distance one eye for near...I don't need glasses for anything, and I can tell you my glasses I was wearing since I was 8 years old were 1/4 inch thick or better and last 12 years I wore em I had bifocals. These days I can shoot the eye out of a fly on a bulls ass at 300 yards...ok its a bit of a stretch...but my shooting improved a lot...I saw stuff when welding I never saw before, or don't remember seeing, must have been doin it all by feel through the stinger if that's possible. The only thing I did notice is that when driving at night if I'm looking for road signs or something like that it does take a bit longer to focus...not so much that its blurry from a distance, but that when I turn my head to look at a sign it takes a bit longer to focus. Other than that I am very happy with the results.
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Postby bruce991 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:50 pm

Miller Digital Elite with a 2.5 cheater lens on X mode and I am very pleased both ARC and TIG welding. :D
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Postby Otto Nobedder » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:51 pm

I can't argue with results.

I may revisit it someday, if my vision degrades further, but my prescription has changed very little in ten years and I have no issue with my vision at the moment.

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