Tim, I wear graduated bi-focals, which have the UV coating, but
alas, I am unable to wear these while doing soldering, sawing or
anything else related to jewelry making. I don’t think that any
of the ‘reading glasses’ which are on the market are helpful
against ultra-violet rays.
BTW, I mentioned to the optometrist that I needed glasses for
"close up" work and told him that I worked with metal but he
never suggested anything other than the reading glasses. I also
wonder . . . the jeweler optic thingies that are found in
nearly every catalog, would those have any sort of UV coating???
I think not. I’m also wondering if the flame from prestolite
would be as intense as that from the Little Torch. Would the
orange colored glasses that are used by glass bead makers be
Thanks for any opinions or suggestions.