Appropriate eyewear is an absolute essential for lampwork. Glass in the flame produces a bright yellow/orange sodium flare that makes it difficult to see what you are doing and more importantly can cause permanent eye damage with repeated and prolonged exposure.
|These are my didymium glasses specifically designed for working with soft glass.|
|This is what I would see if I didn't wear the glasses and as you can see it would be difficult to see the bead through the sodium flare.|
|This is the view through the glasses. A rose tinted view to the glass on the mandrel without the bright sodium flare.|