does welding damage your eyes?

TFS: Why Doesn’t Welding on TV Hurt Your Eyes?

Exposure to infrared light can heat the lens of the eye and produce cataracts over the long term. Visible light from welding processes is very bright and can overwhelm the ability of the iris of the eye to close sufficiently and rapidly enough to limit the brightness of the light reaching the retina.

Flash Burn, Welder’s Burn

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