Vintage Welding

Can certain welding goggles be used as sunglasses?

I am looking to purchase vintage welding goggles, and use them as sunglasses. What kind of welding goggles could be used as sunglasses? (Gas welding, burning, cutting etc.)
One ad is claiming that the side of the box reads "404A ; 5 Shade".
I am not sure what these mean. Is 5 shade suitable for sunglasses? Can you effectively see through them?

If you are talking about the round type of oxy/acetylene goggles they would be okay but they limit your peripheral vision, (I would not drive or ride a bike with them on). The shade 5 is dark but not so dark you can not see through. You can replace the lenses with a lighter shade lens you just have to look around for the lightest shade available. Many years ago they did away with the lightest shades because of weldors getting eye damage from using too light of shades. Remember that the old ones are glass and not impact resistant so if you were to fall and they shatter -- ouch!

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