I have read a bunch of posts on here talking about eye safety. Any newcomers to the welding field LISTEN UP. I went to the eye doctor today to get my yearly eye exam to renew the prescription for contact lenses. Instead I got a referal to an eye spe******t as it seems I now have a cataract forming in my right eye. Probably caused by years of lax safety on my part. Way too many times of tacking with out a hood, not wearing glasses under my hood, a few too many cases of flash burn, flash from other welders around me, I'm sure the list can go on and on. I started being cautious way too late to do me any good, If this will get just one of the newbies to welding to take eye protection seriously I will be happy. From my understanding I will have to go in for surgery to have it removed and have a new lens implanted into my eye, don't sound like fun to me at all. I have an appointment on Monday with the spe******t, as this progresses I will keep adding to this post to let you know the consequences of my stupidity. Dave
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