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Old 12-19-2009, 10:16 AM
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Being blinded for two days was no fun. Protect your eyes us normal people only get two. Superman may get more but I haven't met him.

That was 20 years ago and I pay for it every day, no night vision, head lights blind me. When it rains I may as well stay home after dark.
When I weld now I wear tented glasses as well as a self darkening hood. Never try to weld with just your eyes closed. Even tacking will burn your eyes right through your eye lids.
Same thing with me did'nt like the fact of being blind for a few days either. Doc put some stuff in my eyes the patched both eyes for like 3 days drove me nuts, Now i have the same as you no night vision the head lights. So people please protect your eyes when welding.

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Ol' grit eye always strikes during demo derby season, really cheap beer and recycled jokes seems to be the cure for it, though we are still testing.
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I remmeber my first time, oh the joy...
I dint have the internet to find a cure, let alone what the heck was wrong with me. I spent the night thinking I had vast amounts of grinded metal in my eyes. I was lucky, only lasted the night, and just about gone in the morning.

And yea, there was allot of laughing at my exspense the nest day from a buddy.
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I can not believe that this is a topic for discussion guys! PROTECT YOUR EYES you do not get a seconnd chance
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I can not believe that this is a topic for discussion guys! PROTECT YOUR EYES you do not get a seconnd chance

Zuker - this post really is about just that. The OP freely says he didn't do the smartest thing for his eye safety and is suffering the consequences.
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i just read the first few posts to sorry if i am repeating anyone. you can buy industrial strength eye drops from most welding supplies that are made for welders flash and foreign objects in the eye. I have had welders flash before (I haven't ever had it so bad I had to take 3 days off from work but I have had my fair share of it. Don't use visine it just makes the burning worse. Next time anyone goes to the welding supply pick up a bottle of these and put them in the medicine cabinet. I always have a fresh bottle of these. If you have welded and your eyes feel sleepy in the next few hours, put the drops in. Visine is NOT for welders flash, any doctor will tell you that
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i just read the first few posts to sorry if i am repeating anyone. you can buy industrial strength eye drops from most welding supplies that are made for welders flash and foreign objects in the eye. I have had welders flash before (I haven't ever had it so bad I had to take 3 days off from work but I have had my fair share of it. Don't use visine it just makes the burning worse. Next time anyone goes to the welding supply pick up a bottle of these and put them in the medicine cabinet. I always have a fresh bottle of these. If you have welded and your eyes feel sleepy in the next few hours, put the drops in. Visine is NOT for welders flash, any doctor will tell you that

The only place I have ever seen that you can get the right drops, was from a Doctor.. And now they won't prescribe it to you any more.. I have never seen a welding supply store that sell's the drops..
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The only place I have ever seen that you can get the right drops, was from a Doctor.. And now they won't prescribe it to you any more.. I have never seen a welding supply store that sell's the drops..


The only thing I know that does any good is pontocaine hydrochloride and it is prescription only, years ago it was easy to get but not anymore! I have been in many welding supplies and I have never seen drops of any kind for the eyes, not saying some don't have something but for sure it is not very common and CERTAINLY they won't have pontocain. In any case infection is the major danger and a severe flash burn should never be treated at home, while the vast majority of these burns are nothing more than a painful annoyance some are severe and can lead to serious problems. BE SAFE! Don't take a chance, if you get a flash burn let your doctor decide if it is serious or not and even if it is not antibiotics are going to be in order anyway to be safe and these definitely are going to be prescription only. Forget the home readies and see your doctor while you can still see!
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http://www.airgas.com/browse/product...&WT.svl=400340 this is what we use at work for welder flash. These may not be a cure for welders flash but man they sure do help when you feel it coming on. If I feel it coming on (tired eyes) I place a few drops of these in each eye and they really do help. They are inexpensive insurance. They may not work if you have it really bad but I know they have saved me a few times.
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Kind of expensive aren't they?
It would be cheaper to go to the doctor.

Ha, that's got to be a mistake. $1.523 for a case of 24 would be $63 a bottle. I can't believe a non-prescription eye drop could cost this much.
Just go to the doctor.

If you're burning your eyes often enough to buy a bottle of this stuff, you are doing something way wrong.

I burned my eyes once about 35 years ago and haven't done it since. Only one time did I think I was going to have a problem. My autodarkening hood was slowly crapping out and it took me a while to notice. But, I was lucky and I felt no effects. That thing went in the trash immediately.
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you should look at that think a little closer, they are One Dollar and 50 Cents a piece. A case would be around 36 bucks. If you can go to the doctor for 36 bucks you should probably find another doctor or check to see if he even has a license to practice medicine.
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Ok. Not used to seeing a 3rd digit for cents. That seems kind of wierd.

Still be safe and don't burn your eyes in the first place. If you do, (it should be a freak accident) see a doctor and make your workplace pay for it. You only get one set of eyes in life.
I'm lucky, it only cost me a $20 co-pay to see my doctor, $30 to see a specialist and $100 to go to emergency.
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You know I just finished working in a high production welding shop. You welded all day(night in my case). I don't mean a few inches now and them. Often I went thru a full spool of .045 wire plus some or 15 pounds of TIG rod. You welded non stop as fast as possible with 200-300 amps. Sometimes even more. I did this day in and day out for weeks on end. Not once did I ever get weld burn in the eyes. I use an auto dark and often changed cover lens a couple times a night.

If you are getting your eyes burned because you are not correctly using a helmut you need a big kick in the rear end from your boss, a word lashing from your GF or DW, and chomp on the leg by your dog.

The same goes for not using saftey glasses and face shields. Just because they look gay doesn't mean you should risk eye damage by not using them. You would trade $10 for saftey glasses and $15 for a face shield for and eye or both eyes??? Come in my area with out them and you will be skidding out the door on your rear end.

There is absolutely no excuse for disregarding this saftey.
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Most of the time when you get a flash,, It's not because of the things your doing wrong,, But more from the people welding besides you.. Most people that catch a flash is from the side, not always from the front.. Working in the shipyard over 20 + years I have seen my share of them...and the ones I did get was from the side..
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we just got done erecting a building, 6 stories high completely welded together. Tubes as big a 8"x20". Working out of an aerial lift and crane basket and some extension ladder and scaffolding, when you have that new rod in the stinger sometimes you scratch the arc without even meaning to. I think a tig welder is the easiest to get it from, there is a whole different feeling to the eyes when you catch a glimpse of a tig welder. I agree with the previous post, I don't think I have ever gotten it while I was welding, usually it is when I have been working with someone else or working beside someone at a 4x8 table with. They do make small shade 5 and probably even darker screens that are very nice. I also agree with the safety glasses and face shields. I love face shields, we have them at work that clip right no our hard hats that are nice. What is more goofy looking safety glasses or a patch. There is no excuse for not wearing safety glasses, there are so many styles, shapes, colors, and they make prescription safety glasses and also overcasts for people with glasses. Sun glasses and reading glasses are not safety glasses. You can shoot through sunglasses and reading glasses with a bb gun, try that with a pair of safety glasses and you better have a pair on while doing it because the bb is coming back at you. We just had a safety meeting at work recently and they said if you lose your eyesight or your hearing it is gone forever. The worst part about safety in the work place is most employers provide safety equipment all you have to do is use it. Sorry for the long post guys.
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