For those of us who are getting up in age seeing what you are welding becomes an issue. I tried cheater lenses and they did help but were still lacking. I ended up going to an eye doctor and found that I had a stigmatism (whatever that is) and that was the reason the cheaters were not working to give me the best vison possible while welding. I asked the doctor to give me a set of prescription glasses made for welding. The first prescription glasses I received were not bifocal and while they did a great job close up, I could not see things further out. I asked the doctor to give me some bifocals that would allow for both close and intermediate distance and it worked out great! I'm in my mid 70's, enjoy welding and wanted to share my experience with those who may be approaching their "Golden Years", which are not so golden.
Jeffrey C Eilenberger
Great to hear that your doctor was able to make you the glasses that you needed to be able to see the weld!
For anyone who doesn’t know. An astigmatism is where you your cornea is not perfectly round. The curve will be different one way compared to the other way giving it an half oval, half egg type shape.
It changes where your focus points are causing either poor close or poor distance vision.