Ophthalmology & Optometry/Safety glasses

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OSHA approved welding glasses, shade #5, sell on Amazon for $16. Similar glasses used for glassblowing, Green ACE "Amethyst Contrast Enhancer" (formerly didymium) sell for 10 times that amount. This corrects something called sodium flare. Is this a safety issue or an enhancement issue?

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Dear David,

ACE glasses not only protects your eyes from sodium flare (bright yellow light emitting from the hot glass in flame), UV rays and Infrared but also enhances Red Green and Blue colors. So I would say ACE glasses are both safety glasses as well as color enhancement glasses.

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Optom.Amit Sharma

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Optom. Amit Sharma

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Happy to answer any question related to the field of Optometry and opticals. Specialize in Corneal, corneal-limbal and Scleral RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable ) contact lenses for keratoconus, post lasik ectasia , dry eyes, etc,

Experience

I have been in the field of Optometry since 1989 . Worked as an Optometrist at Shroff Eye Centre New Delhi (INDIA) for 4 years. Established my own Optometry clinic In 1997 and have been practicing since then.

Organizations
OPTOMETRY CLINIC FOR SCLERAL AND CORNEAL RGP LENSES, SPECTIQUE INDIA, (www.spectiqueindia.net)

Education/Credentials
M.Optom D.Opt.(AIIMS)

Awards and Honors
Optometrist of the year 2009 Award by Cooper Vision.

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