Thanks for your most compelling reply to my question. Do you
mind if I mention your experience in an article I am writing for
the British Society of Enamellers newsletter? I would send you
the text for your approval and correction before printing.
Please see a few more questions below:
I started enameling professionally in 1972 and didn’t wear any
eye protection until 1981 when I first heard about calobar lenses
and their ability to filter out the specific band width of
infrared which can harm the eye during enameling.
Can you tell me what this band width is?
The recommended eyewear is still calobar made by American
Optical. It is a glass lens which can be ground for
prescriptions and comes in 3 strengths of visible spectrum
Where do you obtain this and how does it differ/compare with
other types of protective eyewear on the market?
As for me, I had cataract surgery in 1988 and have since
developed complications related to that surgery which this
year necessitated a corneal transplant. Protect your eyes!
Indeed. And good luck with your busy summer season.