Took me a little while to even consider posting this here because it's pretty embarrassing. Finally came to grips with it and thought maybe I could help someone from my own stupidity that may be going through the same thing. Well here goes...I bought a new welding helmet about a year ago and haven't done a lot of welding with it as life got in the way and I wasn't in the shop very often. When I was and I used it I was having a problem with visability. Just couldn't see the puddle and push it along. I am 69 years young and made an appointment with my optometrist to check my eyes out. All OK there but I do where bifocals and thought maybe the hood was stopping me from looking thru the lower lenses. I did a bunch of testing my vision thru both lenses and determined that I wasn't wearing the hood correctly. I also bought a cheap LED HF battery powered head lamp an fastened to the hood. That helped a lot and I recommend everyone do this. The more light the better. Well this evening I was still playing around with it and my HF head lamp fell off. I had a piece of metal super glued to the helmet that the magnet in the head lamp stuck too. So I re-glued it back on and some glue ran down the face of the lens screen. I remembered that I I got a bunch of lens screens with the helmet and changed out the exterior one. I also noticed in the pack there were a few smaller ones that were for the inside of the helmet. They were covered in a green protective film that I removed. When I took out the inside lens protector on the inside I noticed I never removed the green plastic film protector from the inside lens protector. I removed it put it back together and I can see like an eagle through this thing and can't wait to weld this weekend. I am pretty embarrassed about this like I said but maybe it will help another guy who is having a senior moment. Sometime it is just the simple things that obstruct you.