Hi I'm new here. Not sure if this exact question has been posted before? I wear progressive bifocal lenses and want to know (as I'm a student to welding) if there is a solution to either using a magnifying lens or something else to aid in close up viewing of the weld. In my personal situation welding at home I've found it difficult to see the weld start point especially using a fixed type shade. Just got an auto darkening helmet and haven't yet tried it out. I've found that I require a lot more light on the weld surface to see to begin. Is that common to those of us who wear bifocal lenses?